Playing favorites? Hospital boards, donors get COVID shots

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While millions of Americans wait for the covert nineteen vaccine hospital board members their trustees and donors around the country have gotten early access raising complaints about favoritism Rhode island's Attorney General has opened an inquiry after reports that two hospital systems offered board members vaccinations in Washington state governor Jay Inslee rebuke to Seattle area hospital system after it offered them to major donors hospitals in Kansas Florida New Jersey and Virginia have also faced questions about distributing vaccines to board members donors trustees and relatives of executives experts say the disclosures could threaten public confidence in a national rollout already marked by vaccine shortages appointment log jams and inconsistent standards state to state for determining who's eligible I'm Ben Thomas

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