Now that there are multiple COVID vaccines out there, lawmakers want to make sure people get the shot. If enough Americans are not vaccinated, it will be difficult to completely eradicate the coronavirus.
A number of celebrities have promised to show the recording live on television. These include former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
On Friday, Vice President and Head of the Coronavirus Task Force, Mike Pence, had his vaccination broadcast live. He told the audience:
“We are gathering here today at the end of an historic week to affirm to the American people that hope is on the way. Karen and I were more than happy to take a step forward this week before taking this safe and effective coronavirus vaccine that we have secured and manufactured for the American people. It really is an inspiring day. "
However, Donald Trump has made no plans for a live vaccine. During a recent appearance on CNN, Maggie Haberman of the New York Times had a theory about why he didn't.
"I have a theory … I don't think he wants to be stuck with a needle on live TV," she said. "I just don't know. I think he sees it as some kind of act of weakness."
The clerk continued: "This is one of those moments when none of us really want to roll our arms up and get our arms poked on TV, but it's important. And he chooses not to do anything that could save lives. "
Courtesy of CNN, watch a clip of the following segment:
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