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America's super rich throwing parties and private jet escape amid COVID-19


America's super-rich are hosting parties that offer guests 15-minute rapid COVID-19 tests and use their private jets to avoid having to stay at hotspots amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

While the US continues to fight the world's highest number of infections and 1,000 Americans still die every day, some say the Silicon Valley elite went on living and socializing as if "everything was normal".

Sources told Vanity Fair that the luxurious lifestyle of the country's billionaires is no different than it was before the pandemic broke out, when the majority of Americans were quarantined.

"Coronavirus is a poor person's virus," a doctor told the outlet.

"All these rich people can't stop," said another person who has ties to tech CEOs and venture capitalists.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg was spotted on a $ 12,000 electric surfboard while vacationing with his family in Hawaii last month

Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick is reportedly among those throwing outdoor parties at his $ 43 million Los Angeles home

Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick is reportedly among those throwing outdoor parties at his $ 43 million Los Angeles home

"You just can't stop yourself from throwing parties, playing jets and socializing as if everything was normal."

According to sources, Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick is one of the party partners at his Los Angeles home.

According to sources, Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick is one of the party partners at his Los Angeles home. However, Kalanick's parties are much smaller compared to before the pandemic and are now being held outside

According to sources, Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick is one of the party partners at his Los Angeles home. However, Kalanick's parties are much smaller compared to before the pandemic and are now being held outside

However, Kalanick's parties are much smaller compared to before the pandemic and are now being held outside.

Another unnamed billionaire has also hosted lavish parties that require guests to perform a 15-minute COVID-19 rapid-fire test before being admitted, according to sources.

Some LA and Silicon Valley investors are also renting Palm Springs mansions that cost around $ 50,000 a month so they can have parties amid the pandemic.

While some billionaires are throwing parties, others have decided to rent or use their own private jets so they can go on vacation.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg was spotted on a $ 12,000 electric surfboard while vacationing with his family in Hawaii last month.

According to the sources, billionaires have also used their jets to fly out of COVID-19 safe zones as the outbreak spreads across the country.

An investor was in Miami at the start of the pandemic before moving to Los Angeles and now New York.

Bezos, who has been spotted sailing Europe or the Caribbean over the past few years, testified before the House's Justice Subcommittee last month

Bezos, who has been spotted sailing Europe or the Caribbean over the past few years, testified before the House's Justice Subcommittee last month

Amazon's Jeff Bezos, who is usually photographed sailing Europe or the Caribbean at this time of year, recently bought a $ 10 million house in Beverly Hills (above) that was off the $ 165 million Land he bought six months ago

Amazon's Jeff Bezos, who is usually photographed sailing Europe or the Caribbean at this time of year, recently bought a $ 10 million house in Beverly Hills (above) that was off the $ 165 million Land he bought six months ago

According to the sources, billionaires have also used their jets to fly out of COVID-19 safe zones as the outbreak spreads across the country. Demand for private jets has skyrocketed amid the pandemic. According to NetJets, inquiries in June rose 195 percent over the previous year

According to the sources, billionaires have also used their jets to fly out of COVID-19 safe zones as the outbreak spreads across the country. Demand for private jets has skyrocketed amid the pandemic. According to NetJets, inquiries in June rose 195 percent over the previous year

He moved on from every city as coronavirus infections began to grow in every place.

Some are reportedly paying as much as $ 2.6 million to secure international citizenship overseas and escape the United States altogether.

Demand for private jets has skyrocketed amid the pandemic. According to the rental company NetJets, inquiries rose 195 percent in June compared to the previous year and by 60 percent in April.

While there are currently more than 16.3 million people unemployed in the US during the pandemic, American billionaires' wealth has only grown.

Amazon's Jeff Bezos, who is usually photographed in Europe or the Caribbean at this time of year, recently purchased a $ 10 million home in Beverly Hills that is adjacent to the $ 165 million lot he owns bought six months ago.

Data from mid-March to mid-May shows that U.S. billionaires added $ 484 billion to their net worth despite the outbreak.

Bezos, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Warren Buffett and Larry Ellison saw their wealth grow a total of $ 75.5 billion – or 19 percent. This emerges from the report by Americans for Tax Fairness and the Institute for Policy Studies Program on Inequality.

Zuckerberg's net worth rose $ 25 billion, Bezos posted a profit of $ 34.6 billion and Tesla's Elon Musk saw his net worth jump 48 percent to $ 36 billion in the two months.

A laboratory technician inserts patient blood samples into a Covid-19 serological testing machine

A laboratory technician inserts patient blood samples into a Covid-19 serological testing machine

Over the past few weeks, cases at the national level have decreased, partly due to a decrease in cases in the hotspot sunbelt states, where coronavirus rose sharply in June and July

Over the past few weeks, cases at the national level have decreased, partly due to a decrease in cases in the hotspot sunbelt states, where coronavirus rose sharply in June and July

It comes when California's case fee from coronavirus hit 600,000 on Friday.

The most populous US state ranks fifth in the world after the US (5.2 million), Brazil (3.2 million), India (2.4 million) and Russia (910,000).

The death toll in California has now reached 10,870, just third behind 32,805 in New York and 15,893 in New Jersey.

Cases in California have seen an upward trend on average for the past week, although national infections have been on the downward trend.

The increase is partly due to a backlog of cases stemming from a technical flaw in the state's reporting of data that undercounted COVID-19 infections during the recent summer surge.

Over the past few weeks, cases at the national level have decreased, partly due to a decrease in cases in the hotspot sunbelt states, where coronavirus rose sharply in June and July.

However, deaths in these states appear to be increasing slightly, although signs of a decline or at least a plateau are evident earlier this month.

Florida reported a record 277 deaths on Tuesday, while Arizona recorded a record 148 deaths on Wednesday. The spikes could be due to a delay in reporting over the weekend as the same sharp drop is seen every week.

Deaths across the country seem to be plateauing right now, but there are still an average of 1,000 deaths per day.

Currently, the total number of infections in the US has exceeded 5.2 million and more than 167,000 Americans have died from COVID-19.

While the average daily death toll is still high at 1,000, it remains below the levels seen in April when an average of 2,000 people died from the virus a day.

The average daily infection rate remains constant at around 53,000, which is less than the 66,000 daily cases reported just last month.

The death toll in California has now reached 10,870, just third behind 32,805 in New York and 15,893 in New Jersey. Cases in California have seen an upward trend on average for the past week, although national infections have been on the downward trend. The increase is partly due to a backlog of cases due to a technical flaw in the state's reporting of data

The death toll in California has now reached 10,870, just third behind 32,805 in New York and 15,893 in New Jersey. Cases in California have seen an upward trend on average for the past week, although national infections have been on the downward trend. The increase is partly due to a backlog of cases due to a technical flaw in the state's reporting of data

Arizona recorded a record 148 deaths on Wednesday after falling earlier this month. After the peak in July, cases have dropped rapidly

Arizona recorded a record 148 deaths on Wednesday after falling earlier this month. After the peak in July, cases have dropped rapidly

There was a surge in deaths in Florida this week after the state reported a record 277 deaths on Tuesday

There was a surge in deaths in Florida this week after the state reported a record 277 deaths on Tuesday

Texas deaths increased this month after initially falling sharply in early August. The state recorded an increase of 324 deaths on Wednesday

Texas deaths increased this month after initially falling sharply in early August. The state recorded an increase of 324 deaths on Wednesday

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