Washington, D.C, United States – Three former Presidents of the United States, Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton have volunteered to prove the safety of the Covid-19 vaccine in order to promote public confidence in the vaccine’s safety.
While majority of the Americans are refusing to get Covid-19 vaccine, the three most recent former presidents of the country are volunteering to get their Covid-19 vaccine on camera in hopes of ensuring their citizens that the vaccine approved by the US Food and Drug Administration is effective and safe.
According to Freddy Ford, Bush’s chief of staff, the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush said that he wants to do what he can to encourage the Americans to get vaccinated.
First, the vaccines need to be deemed safe and administered to the priority populations. Then, President Bush will get in line for his, and will gladly do so on camera.Freddy Ford stated.
In addition to this, the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton also announced that he is also willing to get vaccinated on camera to promote the vaccine and to encourage more people to get vaccinated.
President Clinton will definitely take a vaccine as soon as available to him, based on the priorities determined by public health officials. And he will do it in a public setting if it will help urge all Americans to do the same.Clinton’s press secretary, Angel Urena stated.
Along with these former presidents, former President Obama also went forward and announced in an interview that if Antony Fauci, Joe Biden’s Chief Medical Advisor and an American physician and immunologist, says that the vaccine is safe then he will definitely get vaccinated.
I may end up taking it on TV or having it filmed, just so that people know that I trust this science, and what I don’t trust is getting Covid.Former President, Barack Obama added.
At present, two effective Covid-19 vaccines have submitted their vaccine for emergency approval to the Food and Drug Administration of United States. They are US biotech firm Moderna Inc and the pharmaceutical corporation, Pfizer and their German partner BioNTech.
While the Moderna vaccine is expected to be checked by the Food and Drug Administration of United States on December 17, their vaccine has proven to be 100% effective at preventing severe Covid-19 and 94% at preventing the disease more broadly in their Phase 3 clinical trial with 30,000 participants.
On the other hand, the vaccine of Pfizer has proven to be only 95% effective and 94% effective for the volunteers who were over the age of 65, however, as the side effects of this vaccine is at a minimum as well, the White House vaccine chief, Moncef Slaoui stated that it is likely to be given approval on the second week of December.
Moderna seems to have an upper hand in the vaccine competition than Pfizer as the effectiveness rate of Moderna is higher than Pfizer and since the Moderna vaccine does not require heavy storage requirements unlike Pfizer.
According to Pfizer, their vaccine needs to be stored at minus 70 degrees, while Moderna claims that their vaccine has a longer shelf life when it is refrigerated at the ‘normal’ fridge temperatures and at room temperature as well, making it a lot easier and less costly to store the vaccine.
Nevertheless, as both of the vaccines have a considerably high effectiveness rate, they are likely to be given approval for emergency use during December and according to White House vaccine chief, Moncef Slaoui, they will start giving out the vaccine to first Americans the next day of its approval.