With the Covid-19 vaccine rolling out across the world, many people are preparing for their turn. But, one person who isn't is Olivia Newton-John, as she has revealed that won't be taking the vaccine...
And now, her daughter has spoken out.
What she had to say is bound to shake up some controversy.
Let's be honest, this pandemic feels like it's never going to end.
And it's perhaps been the longest twelve months that many of us have ever experienced.
With so many countries remaining in full lockdowns and travel bans being implemented across the world, it seems as if it'll be a very long time until things get back to normal.
But of course, we're heading in the right direction...
With vaccines now being rolled out worldwide, there is a glimmer of hope.
But there are still some people who are not wanting to have the vaccine.
Including actress Olivia Newton-John.
As she has revealed that she won't be having the Covid-19 vaccine.
Keep scrolling to find out what she said...
Now, it's been a year since COVID-19 brought the entire world to a standstill since its spread in Wuhan, China...
And although we've come a long way since then, it's certainly been a rollercoaster of a ride.
More than 2 million people across the globe have tragically died as a result of this deadly virus...
But even though each and every one of these deaths has been an utter tragedy, there is light at the end of the tunnel... finally.
Just a couple of months ago in November 2020, the first COVID-19 vaccine was approved...
And, after months of world-wide lockdowns and quarantines, this news was music to everyone's ears.
The vaccine's developers - Pfizer and BioNTech - described the milestone as a "great day for science and humanity."
And, in December, the companies announced that they would be supplying the U.S with 100 million additional doses.
Spirits are high...
Because at least 25.2 million people have been vaccinated here in the States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
And we aren't the only ones receiving the vaccine!
Almost 600,000 more people received the covid vaccine jabs in the UK yesterday.... including my Nan!!! 🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/Q0N05JFBgH— Dave Goodings (@DavidGoodings) January 31, 2021
Other countries such as the U.K have been administering the vaccines out to their residents at an incredible pace - more than 4 million people have now been vaccinated in the world's worst-affected country.
And, to combat the few vaccine skeptics, various celebrities and public figures had their jabs administered on live TV.
Former vice-president, Mike Pence, was the unlikely figure to lead the trend, with him being one of the first to receive the vaccine during a live White House broadcast.
And then our newly elected president, Joe Biden, quickly followed suit.
Folks, I just received the second dose of my COVID-19 vaccine — and just like the first dose, it was safe, quick, and painless.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) January 11, 2021
I urge everyone to get vaccinated once it’s your turn. Because only together can we save lives and beat this virus. pic.twitter.com/w1m8gEh2iL
After receiving the second dose of the vaccine, he tweeted:
"Folks, I just received the second dose of my COVID-19 vaccine - and just like the first dose, it was safe, quick, and painless. I urge everyone to get vaccinated once it's your turn. Because only together can we save lives and beat this virus."
For many, the success of the vaccine has signalled an end to the dark days of the pandemic...
But despite its promise, there are still some people who are unsure about the vaccine.
Over the weekend we saw one vaccination site forced to close as a result of anti-vaccine protestors.
The Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles was temporarily closed by the Los Angeles Fire Department due to protestors.
Protestors who included members of anti-vaccine and far-right groups arrived at the site shouting for people not to get the vaccine.
#USA #LosAngeles #Coronavirus #VACCINE #Protest— Xy5Z89🇩🇪🇪🇺 (@Xy5Z89) January 31, 2021
After hundreds of anti-vaxxers descended on the venue entrance and interrupted the long line of drivers waiting to get their dose, a mass COVID-19 vaccination site at LA's Dodgers Stadium was forced pic.twitter.com/5Q95uwKNv4
They also carried signs encouraging people to not get the vaccine, some of which read "Save Your Soul TURN BACK NOW" and "CNN IS LYING TO YOU."
And now, Olivia Newton-John, seventy-two, has revealed that she won't be having the Covid-19 vaccine either.
Olivia shared this information during an interview with The Herald Sun where she appeared alongside her daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, thirty-five.
The actress, best known for her role in Grease, was asked during the interview if she would be having the injection.
To which she replied, "Not at this point, no."
And although Newton-John did not elaborate on her reasoning any more than that, her daughter went on to share her views.
Sharing her views on vaccinations Lattanzi said "I'm anti putting mercury and pesticides in my body, which are in a lot of vaccines."
And despite claiming that she is not an "anti-vaxxer" she revealed that she believes people only "trust vaccines because the doctor says it's safe."
Lattanzi, who runs a medicine cannabis farm with her husband and has no scientific or medical qualifications, also added that she believes "real medicine is what comes from the earth."
"If I had a chance to take herbs and plants rather than have toxins injected into me, I would have done that," she added.
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