They seem to truly believe that their safety and their wellbeing, for all what they have been doing to save Lebanon, are more important than the health worker community.
With the hashtag No Wasta trending on Twitter, people just went expressing their anger and frustration at such an open disregard to the rules and to those who need the vaccine the most.
Salman Andary, Sky News reporter, wrote in a tweet: “Why is it that Lebanese officials and parliamentarians get to decide when they want to become equal citizens and when they want to form militias and upper-class gangs? Who said they have the priority over other citizens?”
Mia Atoui, co-founder of Embrace, summed up the living experience in Lebanon with one simple tweet:
One social media user noted that Lebanese shouldn’t be surprised, considering the fact that the ruling officials haven’t shown anyway a bit of care to the collapse of the country.
Others blamed the caretaker Health Ministry for providing the vaccine to the parliamentarians and the minister Hamad Hassan for proving incompetence at keeping up with his own pledges to the public.
Talal Zeiden, Vice President of the Lebanese State Alumni Community, took to Twitter to poke fun at the World Bank organization for having truly believed that the Lebanese corrupt officials will respect a fair vaccination rollout.
Their No Wasta campaign couldn’t survive past a week…
By the evening, a new hashtag took off and started trending on Twitter, shaming the Lebanese parliament with #مجلس_العار, “The Parliament of Shame.”