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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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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