After Barack Obama promised to take a COVID jab on live TV to help convince Americans it is safe, former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton have also reportedly said they will do the same.
Speaking to CNN Bush’s chief of staff Freddy Ford announced that “A few weeks ago President Bush asked me to let Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx know that, when the time is right, he wants to do what he can to help encourage his fellow citizens to get vaccinated.”
“First, the vaccines need to be deemed safe and administered to the priority populations. Then, President Bush will get in line for his, and will gladly do so on camera,” Ford added.
The report also states that Bill Clinton’s press secretary Angel Urena confirmed he is also willing to take the vaccination on camera.
“President Clinton will definitely take a vaccine as soon as available to him, based on the priorities determined by public health officials. And he will do it in a public setting if it will help urge all Americans to do the same,” said Urena.
Obama declared this week that he trusts Anthony Fauci completely, adding “I may end up taking [the vaccine] on TV or having it filmed just so that people know that I trust this science.”
CNN has also been pushing the idea of vaccination ID cards, allowing those who have taken the shot to go about their lives without harassment.
Here’s the card you’ll get when you eventually get the Covid-19 vaccine.
Everyone will get a card "they can put in their wallet that will tell them what they had and when their next dose is due," says Dr. Kelly Moore of the Immunization Action Coalition. https://t.co/pLj8YnH02T pic.twitter.com/66CIDc246T
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