Witness this skit from Saturday, where SNL lambasted Goldman Sachs for receiving H1N1 flu vaccines. Goldman’s official line is that the New York City health department gave it swine flu shots to distribute to employees that qualify for it, such as pregnant women.
But to SNL, this was a case of bankers jumping the line for a scarce vaccine.
“I understand you are an institution and like all institutions you need vaccines, but before schools and hospitals?,” said castmember Seth Meyers. “Do you not know that you currently have a serious PR problem?”
Goldman Sachs wasn’t the only bank to receive the vaccine. Morgan Stanley and Citigroup also received doses.
Morgan Stanley probably took the wisest route from a public relations standpoint — it donated its doses to local hospitals.