Wealthy couple chartered a plane to the Yukon, took vaccines meant for Indigenous elders, authorities said – Washington Post

Wealthy couple chartered a plane to the Yukon, took vaccines meant for Indigenous elders, authorities said – Washington Post

by ahnationtalk on January 26, 202123 Views

Jan. 26, 2021

Located deep in Canada’s Yukon, the remote community of Beaver Creek is home to only about 100 people, most of them members of the White River First Nation.

So when an unfamiliar couple who claimed to work at a local motel showed up at a mobile clinic to receive coronavirus vaccines, it didn’t take long for locals to become suspicious. Authorities soon found that the couple were actually wealthy Vancouver residents who had chartered a private plane to the isolated outpost so that they could get shots intended to protect vulnerable Indigenous elders.

“I can’t believe I’ve ever seen or heard of such a despicable, disgusting sense of entitlement and lack of a moral compass,” Mike Farnworth, the British Columbia solicitor general, said Monday, according to the Vancouver Sun.

Read More: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/01/26/yukon-vaccine-couple-ekaterina-baker/

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