The world went frantic after the coronavirus outbreak, and now the world is going berserk after its vaccines. Of course, we are all waiting in line, but it looks like the number of people wanting to skip the line and move right ahead is growing in numbers every day. Thinking the thought and walking the walk are two entirely different things, but not for this Canadian millionaire couple. So keen were this casino boss and his actress wife to get the Covid-19 jab they couldn’t wait their turn and decided to pose as motel workers to get a coronavirus vaccine’ intended for locals. Rodney Baker, 55, and his 32-year-old wife, Ekaterina Baker, took the formers acting profession quite seriously, took a plane to the small community of Beaver Creek in Yukon to receive doses of the Moderna vaccine. Beaver Creek is a community of about 100 people located roughly 450 kilometers northwest of Whitehorse near the Alaska border. Staff at a mobile clinic in Beaver Creek had been administering the vaccine to about 100 residents, most of whom are members of the White River First Nation. The pair raised suspicion when they asked for a ride to the airport after receiving their shots. Yukon Community Services Minister John Streicker told CBC on Monday: “Effectively what they did was they put our community and our isolation team at risk, I’m pretty angry at the whole thing. We didn’t anticipate that anyone would go to this length to deceive the team to get vaccinated effectively, and I think we all felt pretty offended at the whole thing”.
The wealthy couple should’ve done their research well and opted for an elite members-only travel concierge service to fly them out to Dubai and India for a Covid vaccine instead. It would be a vacation of sorts sans the risk and humiliation. The police have now slapped the couple with charges under Yukon’s Civil Emergency Measures Act, failing to self-isolate and the other for failing to follow a travel declaration. They will each face a fine of up to $1,150 and/or up-to six months in jail.
[Via: Daily Star]