Who better to promote a product than a former president? How about three?
Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton are willing to lend their star power for a good cause, saying this week that they would publicly take a coronavirus vaccine, once it’s available in the U.S., to encourage skeptical Americans to do the same.
Obama said that if Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease expert, thought the vaccine was safe and effective, then he would get his shot.
“I promise you that when it’s been made for people who are less at risk, I will be taking it. I may end up taking it on TV or having it filmed, just so that people know that I trust this science,” Obama said in an interview on SiriusXM’s The Joe Madison Show that’s set to air Thursday, audio from which was posted to YouTube on Wednesday.
Following Obama’s comments, representatives for Bush and Clinton said they, too, would be on board for a public vaccination.
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