Mike and Karen Pence Will Get the COVID Vaccine On-Camera This Friday | 22 Words

As stress heightens over the new COVID vaccine, Mike and Karen Pence have agreed to take the vaccine on-camera this Friday...

Well, it's safe to say that 2020 has not been our year...

At this point, everyone has had enough of COVID restrictions.

But the sad news is, while we might have had enough...

Coronavirus is still going strong.

Although, with the new vaccine being released...

We could finally be heading back to normal life very soon.

Though there are still fears surrounding the new vaccine...

Which is why some famous faces are sharing their experience getting the vaccine first. Including Mike and Karen Pence. Here's the full story...

Now, we all know that 2020 has been nothing short of terrible.

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The coronavirus pandemic took the entire planet hostage back in March and things have been diabolical.

Originating in Wuhan, China, the virus spread across the world at an alarming rate...

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And at the time of writing, there are currently 74,672,924 cases of the virus.

Over a million people have tragically died as a result...

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And even more alarmingly so, the United States of America is the worst affected country in the world - with more than 300,000 deaths alone.

There's no denying how unprepared the entire world was for this pandemic...

And Donald Trump's eagerness to tone down the virus didn't at all go to plan.

And even when the president was tested positive for COVID himself...

He continued to play it down and insist that we can simply "live with the virus."

This was extremely alarming for many to hear from one of the most powerful leaders in the world...

And it got us all wondering... What's the progress with the much-needed vaccine?

Pharmaceutical organizations from all around the world have been working tirelessly to discover a vaccine...

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And, for a long time, there was little luck.

However, the good news has slowly been trickling in.

A number of different companies came forward with promising claims from their labs.

American multinational pharmaceutical corporation, Pfizer and German biotechnology company, BioNTech have both been working on their own coronavirus vaccines for the last few months...

But the vaccine everyone is talking about has come from the biotech firm, Moderna.

Firstly, Moderna's vaccine was partly funded by country icon, Dolly Parton, who gave $1 million to the firm to aid their research.

If that isn't a reason to celebrate a vaccine, what is?

And secondly, the results from the trials have been overwhelmingly positive.

The new vaccine is nearly 95% effective, early data from Moderna shows. On the results, the company said it was a "great day."

However, it's still early days.

The company has completed its first trial, which involved 30,000 people in the US - half were given 2 doses of the vaccine, 4 weeks apart, while the rest had dummy injections.

But the vaccine has been massively politicized...

Conspiracy theorists are claiming that they'll refuse point blank to take the vaccine as they believe it's unsafe in some way.

This has lead to many political figures announcing they will be getting the vaccine in public, to prove its safety.

Bush, Clinton, and Obama have all offered to take the vaccine in a public setting.

And now, Vice President Mike Pence is set to actually get the COVID-19 vaccine at the White House this Friday.

Making him the highest-ranking person in government so far to get the vaccine.

Mike and Karen Pence will both receive the vaccine...

"To promote the safety and efficacy of the vaccine and build confidence among the American people," his office said in a statement.

They will be joined by Surgeon General Jerome Adams, who will also take the vaccine.

They will be followed by Members of the White House administration, who will be among the first to receive the vaccine.

Although someone might want to inform Trump, who tweeted that staff would get the vaccine "somewhat later."

"People working in the White House should receive the vaccine somewhat later in the program, unless specifically necessary. I have asked that this adjustment be made," he tweeted. "I am not scheduled to take the vaccine, but look forward to doing so at the appropriate time." Let's hope their move eases tensions here in the U.S. For more like this, scroll on for Biden's stance on the pandemic...