Clinton, Bush And Obama Will Publicly Be 'Lab Rats' For Covid Vaccine
Three former US presidents have agreed to be among the first to test the latest coronavirus vaccine.
“People like Anthony Fauci, who I know, and I’ve worked with, I trust completely,” Obama said in an Sirius XM interview airing Thursday. “So, if Anthony Fauci tells me this vaccine is safe, and can vaccinate, you know, immunize you from getting Covid, 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 continued. “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.”
The makers of the vaccine that should stop the pandemic say their drug is nearly 100 percent effective. At the end of November, the declared efficiency did not exceed 90 percent.
It is worth noting that the common flu vaccine cannot show efficacy above 40 percent.
Clinton spokesperson Angel Urena confirmed that Bill Clinton has also expressed a desire to try the vaccine.
“President Clinton will definitely take a vaccine as soon as available to him, based on the priorities determined by public health officials,” Urena said, according to Daily Caller. “He will do it in a public setting if it will help urge all Americans to do the same.”
The 43rd US President also announced that he “wants to do what he can to help encourage his fellow citizens to get vaccinated”.
“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,” W. Bush’s chief of staff, Freddy Ford, stated.
Vaccinations will begin in the United States on December 14th, according to a White House statement.
In August, President @realDonaldTrump said we would have a coronavirus vaccine by the end of the year, and today, American companies have produced 2 Vaccines in RECORD TIME! Once approved, we will inoculate millions by years end! Help is on the Way America! ????????— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) November 30, 2020
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