Fauci Willing To Have Coronavirus Vaccine On-Camera, Like Obama, Bush And Clinton

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s leading infectious disease official, said Thursday he would join three former U.S. presidents and volunteer to be given a coronavirus vaccine on-camera to help dispel misinformation about it “as soon as my turn comes up,” Fauci said.

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During a Thursday appearance on Major Garrett’s CBS podcast The Takeout, Fauci emphasized the importance of encouraging as many Americans as possible to get a coronavirus vaccine, which experts say is the best bet to bring the pandemic to an end.

Fauci told Garrett he planned to be inoculated on-camera in hopes of easing fears over the safety of the vaccine and unease over the speed of its development.

When asked when he’d have the

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Former U.S. Presidents Obama, Bush, Clinton willing to take coronavirus vaccine on camera

By Steve Holland and Daniel Trotta



Barack Obama looking at the camera: Former President Barack Obama addresses voters one day before the election, in Atlanta, Georgia


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Former President Barack Obama addresses voters one day before the election, in Atlanta, Georgia

(Reuters) – Former U.S. Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton said they were willing to be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus on television in order to ease any public skepticism over the safety of new vaccines.

“I may end up taking it on TV or having it filmed, just so that people know that I trust this science,” Obama, a Democrat who left the White House in 2017, said in an interview with Sirius XM radio that aired on Wednesday.

Bush, a Republican and Obama’s predecessor, is willing to get a vaccine on camera once the U.S. Food and Drug Administration grants emergency approval, according to Freddy Ford, Bush’s chief of staff.

Clinton, a Democrat, will “definitely take a vaccine as soon as available

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Former Presidents Obama, Clinton and Bush say they’d take COVID-19 vaccine on camera to promote its safety

Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton plan to take a coronavirus vaccine on camera to raise confidence in its safety. 

Mr. Obama said in an interview excerpt on Sirius XM released Wednesday that if the nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, told him the vaccine was safe, he would believe him and signaled that he’d take it himself. 

“So, if Anthony Fauci tells me this vaccine is safe, and can vaccinate, immunize you from getting COVID,” he said. “Absolutely, I’m going to take it.” 

“I promise you that when it’s been made for people who are less at risk, I will be taking it,” he said. “I may end up taking it on TV or having it filmed, just so that people know that I trust this science, and what I don’t trust is getting COVID.” 

Two of his living predecessors said they would

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Obama, Bush and Clinton say they’ll get coronavirus vaccine on camera to boost confidence | Coronavirus Vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three former presidents say they’d be willing to take a coronavirus vaccine publicly, once one becomes available, to encourage all Americans to get inoculated against a disease that has already killed more than 273,000 people nationwide.

Former President Barack Obama said during an episode of SiriusXM’s “The Joe Madison Show” airing Thursday, “I promise you that when it’s been made for people who are less at risk, I will be taking it.”

“I may end up taking it on TV or having it filmed, just so that people know that I trust this science,” Obama added.

Obama undergoing immunization may not be possible for the foreseeable future, though. The Food and Drug Administration will consider authorizing emergency use of two vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna later this month, but current estimates project that no more than 20 million doses of each vaccine will be available by

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Obama, Bush, Clinton Would Take Coronavirus Vaccine on Camera to Show Safety | Health News

Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton have all said they are willing to take the new coronavirus vaccine when available, possibly even doing so on TV to show that the vaccine is safe.

Obama said on an episode of SiriusXM’s “The Joe Madison Show” airing Thursday that he will take a COVID-19 vaccine whenever it becomes available to him.

“I promise you that when it’s been made for people who are less at risk, I will be taking it,” Obama said in audio that was released on YouTube. “I may end up taking it on TV or having it filmed, just so that people know that I trust this science. What I don’t trust is getting COVID.”

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Bush’s chief of staff on Wednesday confirmed to CNN that the former president reached out to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of

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Obama, Bush And Clinton Will Get On-Camera Covid-19 Vaccine To Boost Public Confidence As Trump Remains Silent

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Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton have each volunteered to receive their Covid-19 vaccine in public and on-camera in a bid to boost shaky public confidence in the vaccines’ safety, which has been undermined by their speedy development and months of politicization on both sides of the aisle. 

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The three most recent former presidents have said they want to do their part to address the significant problem of vaccine hesitancy in the U.S., and encourage the public to go out and get vaccinated against Covid-19 when the Food and Drug Administration has authorized one, which it is expected to do so in the coming days and weeks.

Obama told SiriusXM’s Joe Madison

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Former US presidents Obama, Clinton, and Bush say they are willing to take their COVID-19 shots on camera to show the vaccine is safe



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  • Former US presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton said they are willing to film their COVID-19 vaccinations to build public confidence in the shot’s safety and effectiveness.
  • Obama said in an interview scheduled Thursday: “I may end up taking it on TV or having it filmed, just so that people know that I trust this science, and what I don’t trust is getting COVID.”
  • Clinton’s press secretary told CNN he will take it publicly “if it will help urge all Americans to do the same.”
  • Bush has contacted Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx, two of the US’ leading physicians, to see how he can encourage American to get vaccinated, his chief of staff said.
  • Their comments come after polls suggest many Americans are wary about getting the COVID-19 vaccine. 
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Obama criticizes Americans for liking ‘cheap gas and big cars’ more than ‘the environment’

Former President Barack Obama, in his latest memoir, criticized Americans for liking “cheap gas and big cars” more than they care about “the environment” – even during a catastrophic event like the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

The comments came during a section in Obama’s 700-page book, “A Promised Land,” released earlier this month.

On page 570, the former commander in chief recounts a press conference he gave more than a month into the oil spill – now considered one of the largest in history – saying his comments did not adequately express the frustration he truly felt.

FILE: Former President Barack Obama speaking at the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Summit in Oakland, Calif.  (AP)

“Reading the transcript now, a decade later, I’m struck by how calm and cogent I sound,” Obama writes in his book. “Maybe

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Barack Obama said social media should be regulated and treated as publishers, as Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms face potential Section 230 revisions



Barack Obama talking on a cell phone: Former US President Barack Obama speaks at a Biden-Harris drive-in rally in Orlando, Florida on October 27, 2020. RICARDO ARDUENGO/AFP via Getty Images


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  • Former President Barack Obama said there should be government regulations for social media firms since they make “editorial choices, whether they’ve buried them in algorithms or not,” he told The Atlantic in an interview.
  • Tech companies like Facebook and Twitter are protected by an internet law called Section 230 which shields them from being liable for content that people post on their platforms. 
  • Republicans and Democrats alike have called for the law to be revised and for protections to be stripped for tech companies, which would majorly impact their businesses.
  • Tech companies have long argued that they shouldn’t be treated as publishers and that Section 230 is what protects free speech on the internet and without it, online communication would change as
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Obama rips Trump for ‘downplaying’ virus and praises Biden incoming chief of staff who called it a ‘fear epidemic’

Former President Barack Obama criticized President Trump for “downplaying the severity” of the coronavirus pandemic and offered praise to President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming chief of staff Ron Klain, who called the virus a “fear epidemic” earlier this year.

“The good news is that Joe Biden’s chief of staff, Ron Klain, was my point person on Ebola,” Obama said in an interview with the Atlantic. “He knows how to work on these big public-health issues, and they’ve already surrounded themselves with the right people who are going to be applying the very best science and technology and organizational measures to this problem.”

Klain did downplay the COVID-19 pandemic back in February, insisting it was an epidemic of “fear” while praising New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for attending a large gathering with no masks.

“We don’t have a #COVID-19 epidemic in the US but we are starting to see

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