Three former presidents want to help overcome some Americans’ scepticism about the safety of developed vaccines
Three former U.S. presidents – Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton – said on television that they were prepared to be vaccinated against the new coronavirus to help overcome any scepticism about the safety of the new vaccines.
“Maybe I’ll… do it with a demonstration on television or so that it can be filmed so people know I trust this scientific development,” Democratic Party Obama told Sirius XM.
Obama’s predecessor, Republican George Bush, Jr., is also prepared to vaccinate us with a camera – once the FDA approves the vaccines developed, Bush chief of staff Freddy Ford said.
Former President Bill Clinton (Democrat) said he would be willing to try the vaccine when available, based on priorities set by health officials. Clinton’s spokesman said this by email.
A group of non-departmental consultants working with the Food and Drug Administration will meet on December 10 to discuss emergency approval of a vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc. and its German partner BioNTech.
We would like to remind you that the vaccine trials have demonstrated its ninety-five per cent effectiveness.
The vaccine developed by Moderna Inc using similar technology will be reviewed by regulatory authorities a week later.
A large proportion of Americans (note, however, that we are talking about a minority) are sceptical about the scientific research on which the vaccines were developed.
According to a recent Gallup survey, 58 per cent of Americans are ready to be vaccinated (up from 50 per cent in September this year).
President Donald Trump, a former coronavirus patient, highlights his administration’s merits in vaccine development, but the White House has not yet answered questions about its response to the initiative by the three former presidents.
Vice President Mike Pence referred to his previous interviews with journalists, in which he said he would be proud to be vaccinated when the vaccine was available.