The Covid-19 epidemic has established a new state for the world’s super-rich to assert its position in very different ways than before.
According to Business Insider, when branded bags and gym cards costing thousands of USD / month are no longer suitable for showing wealth during the outbreak of the Covid-19 outbreak, the millionaires and billionaires in the world. The world is looking for other ways to assert its position.
The wealthy society has easier access to health care, lives in high-class apartments equipped with state-of-the-art disease prevention equipment or moves to a safer country to avoid outbreaks. Excess finance is an advantage that helps the rich to lead in the health race.
Hire a private physician
While the United States was still in fear and a shortage of medical supplies, some US millionaires hired their own medical counselors for early medical tests. This helps them bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) strict testing criteria, as well as not having to wait long to receive results.
A private doctor in Los Angeles told Business Insider that the cost of a home visit and test is about $ 1,500. This number is quite small compared to the amount spent if checking at the hospital.
Doctors also added that hiring a doctor to stay will save the patient’s time and costs more than urgent and emergency visits. With this private consultation service, personal medical care will be a priority and patients will receive continuous health attention.
The housing of the rich has promptly promoted health facilities. Health care facilities such as the outdoor yoga floor were converted into a free Covd-19 antibody test.
Continuum, a high-class apartment complex of 522 units in South Beach (Miami), recently teamed up with doctors from American Sports Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital to test Covid-19 antibodies for residents of three day. Some buildings in New York provide cooking music and online music during social isolation.
“We are investing in things that are more important to our residents at the moment, health and safety,” Rishi Idnani, CEO of Continuum, told Forbes.
In addition, the rich also pay extra to hire maids to live with them permanently in isolation. According to the Wall Street Journal, Mr. Peter Mahler – Director of Mahler Private Staffing – said about 40% of his quarantined clients want to have servants to serve their personal needs, and are willing to pay 30% higher than the rent. normal.
Buy more houses, farms
Many people purchase an extra home in another area, move to a farm or to safer countries to avoid the epidemic. The American giants are heading to less crowded and close to nature places like the Hamptons, Massachusetts or Maine islands.
On the western edge of the United States, the super-rich prefers to resort to ski resorts like Idaho to Wyoming.
California Outdoor Properties, a California-based Nevada and Nevada-based farm unit, said it recorded more than 76% more people flock to farms in April than every year.
Business Insider quoted a rancher here who said he sold the farm for $ 5.7 million to a buyer in California to avoid the Covid-19 epidemic. Hall and Hall, a farm broker, also said its website visitors increased by 60% in the first quarter of this year.
From the symbol of wealth, the second passport now means “a safer place”. Millionaires use it to travel to a safer country and a better health system than the United States to avoid an outbreak in the country.
Henley & Partners, a citizen services provider, said the number of new nationality applicants increased by 42% from the previous year. Learn volume also increased by 25%. It is known that to get a passport of another country may have to pay from 100,000 USD / person to 7.6 million USD / person.