Ex-president Donald Trump has urged Americans to receive the COVID-19 jab, recommending it as a safe vaccine for Americans. Trump maintained that he would recommend it over and over again for people as the vaccine has proved to be very effective. He further explained that we all have the freedom to decide if we want it or not.
Trump’s recommendation of the vaccine comes as hesitancy among Republicans to take the vaccine continues to be a threat to the path to herd immunity in the United States. According to a CNN poll, 92% of Democrats have received the COVID-19 vaccine or are about to receive it, while 50% of Republicans have only been vaccinated.
Although Ex-president Donald Trump advised his followers to receive the vaccine while having a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in February. However, Trump’s decision to get the vaccine without public interference earlier this year resulted in sharp scrutiny.
In December, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris received the vaccination publicly, while former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama offered to receive the COVID-19 jabs on camera to promote confidence in people concerning the safety of the vaccine.
Former President Jimmy Carter has also received the vaccine. Adm. Brett Giroir, the coronavirus testing czar during Trump’s administration, called on Trump and Mike Pence to encourage people to receive the vaccines, most especially Republicans.
I think it is very important for former president Trump as well as vice president Mike Pence to actively encourage all their followers to get the vaccine.Giroir
When Giroir was asked the reasons Trump received his vaccination behind close doors, he said that he didn’t know the Ex-president had received the vaccine. Giroir maintained that we need to encourage others to get the COVID-19 vaccine.