We have been told for months that the only true end to the coronavirus crisis could come after an effective vaccine was identified and distributed to the nation at large, but that could prove difficult.
You see, there are a great many Americans who are distrustful of the coronavirus vaccine, and a great many other vaccines as well. The anti-vaccination movement here in the Untied States has been growing rapidly over the course of the last decade, and the rush to create this latest inoculation has only furthered the doubt that some individuals carry.
Prior to the vaccine’s availability, less than 60% of Americans polled were willing to get in line for it. That number has increased only slightly in recent days, and Vice President Mike Pence is looking to change that.
The event will be held at the White House, according to the vice president’s office, and will be open to the press.
Surgeon General Jerome Adams will also receive the vaccine.
As the leader of the White House coronavirus task force, Pence is expected to speak about the safe and effective vaccines currently being developed and deployed.
And the President?
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, recommended that President Donald Trump get vaccinated, even though he already had the virus, and that Pence also get vaccinated.
“You still want to protect people that are very important to our country,” Fauci said in an interview with Good Morning America on Tuesday.
Health experts have stated that at least 70% of the nation will need to be inoculated against COVID-19 in order to reach an effective herd immunity.
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