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Covid-19 pandemic: Trump urged to encourage supporters to get jabs

Covid-19 pandemic: Trump urged to encourage supporters to get jabs”

So Wallace directly asked Fauci, "How much of a difference will it make if President Trump leads a campaign for the people who are most devoted to him to actually go out and get the vaccine?". "And if things go as we planned, just as the president said, by the time we get into the early summer, the Fourth of July weekend, we really will have a considerable degree of normality".

"It seems like an intrinsic contradiction, the fact that you have a programme that was started during his presidency, and he's not out telling people to get vaccinated". I wish he would.

Fauci said it would be a "game changer" for the country's vaccine efforts if the former president used his "incredible influence" among Republicans.

In a PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist poll released last week, about half of USA men wh o identified themselves as Republicans said they had no plans to get the vaccine.

Trump and former first lady Melania Trump both received their vaccines before his term ended, but he made no public statement at the time, reports surfacing only after he left office. One clear message: "Get vaccinated when it's available to you", the White House tweeted when promoting the ad Monday.

Some European countries had done exactly that, he said, pointing to Italy's recent reimposition of health measures after its latest virus surge.

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But at a briefing on Friday, Psaki noted the limitations of Biden's messaging given the partisan divide.

Mr Trump, who was privately vaccinated in January, was absent when four other ex-presidents - Barack Obama, George W Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter - appeared last week in a public service announcement for the vaccination. Sign up here to receive the need-to-know headlines every weekday. "If so, great", Psaki said.

With such a large percentage of Americans not taking the vaccine, it will be hard to reach the threshold of immunizations that could end the pandemic, which experts estimate to be somewhere between 70% and 90% of the USA population.

"It does indeed", Fauci said, explaining that the "CDC is very well aware that data are accumulating making it look more like 3 feet are okay under certain circumstances".

"We should not get so fixated on this elusive number of herd immunity", Fauci said.

More: People with immune issues - at "high risk" for COVID-19 - remain hesitant about vaccination.



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