In a move this morning that none of us were expecting, Vice President Mike Pence has sat down and received the COVID-19 vaccine live on television.
This comes just after President Trump declined to be the face of the U.S vaccine drive.Keep scrolling to watch the highly-anticipated moment for yourself...
Now, pharmaceutical organizations from all around the world have been working tirelessly to discover a vaccine for months...But, to begin with, they didn't have much luck.
However, some amazing news was brought to us a couple of weeks ago.
The vaccine underwent its phase 3 study...
And as for the results?Well, they were looking that good that some countries have started distributing the COVID vaccine out to their citizens a few weeks ago.
Hundreds of thousands of people from all around the world have been waiting their turn to get the jab...And countries such as the United Kingdom have wasted absolutely no time in administering the vaccine, with the first of 800,000 doses having been given at the start of last week.
However, despite this exciting news...There are many people who still don't trust the vaccine.
Fear and speculation surrounding the alleged "cure for COVID" have been rife...
And, when it was reported that some recipients had experienced an allergic reaction to the vaccine, the conspiracy theories began flooding in.
I am not anti-vaxx by any means, but people have many valid reasons to be cautious of a vaccine created under stres… https://t.co/ENv833wYKG— astro nancy drew 🔎✨ (@astro nancy drew 🔎✨)1607812128.0
For the past week, the internet has been a COVID vaccine minefield...
With the words "zombies", "infertility," and "microchips" cropping up way too often.
Pfizer's ex-chief of allergy research Dr. Michael Yeadon has asked the EU's Medicine Agency to halt COVID vaccine s… https://t.co/EvgKvb8bvd— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@Emerald Robinson ✝️)1607694793.0
So, in a bid to combat the fear and conspiracy theories...A whole host of politicians have vowed to have the vaccine administered live on TV.
Mirroring Elvis Presley's televised polio vaccine move in 1956...A number of the top names in congress and the White House have promised to receive the vaccine in front of an audience in an attempt to debunk any fears.
Former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton announced earlier this month their intentions to get vaccinated on television...In an attempt to bolster trust and confidence in the shots among Americans.
But today, one man has beaten them to it...Vice President Mike Pence.
Yep, in a move none of us were expecting, the vice president sat down and received the vaccine live on TV.Along with his wife, Karen, and U.S. surgeon general Jerome Adams, he was inoculated with the first dose of the 2-shot vaccine at 8 a.m. in the Eisenhower Executive Office building in Washington, DC.
However, quite predictably, opinions on his move are mixed.
Mike Pence announces he’s getting the vaccine LIVE on TV this Friday and sure enough here comes Copycat Joe a week… https://t.co/R5FVdWntRm— Dean Browning (@Dean Browning)1608225012.0
This is good and important. I have pretty much nothing positive to say about Mike Pence, but this act is unequivoca… https://t.co/UqbcpsjhL8— Brian Klaas (@Brian Klaas)1608297033.0
I’m really annoyed that @VP aka Bobblehead Mike will get his vaccination this week. He doesn’t deserve to get the vaccine.— Don McRorie (@Don McRorie)1608176380.0
Mike Pence says he's taking the vaccine to inspire confidence. Pence couldn't inspire confidence if his ass was on fire.— KT (@KT)1608218385.0
Thank you to @VP and @SecondLady for being vaccinated on live television. That was a service to the country at a ti… https://t.co/IBDd1GRxWN— Jonathan Franks (@Jonathan Franks)1608296753.0
@jonfranks @VP @SecondLady I agree that it was great that they did that, the problem is that many anti-vaxxers will… https://t.co/JAEHra3clV— YankeeInThe407 (@YankeeInThe407)1608301844.0