Former United States President Donald Trump has recommended to his followers that they get vaccinated against the coronavirus, after the main person in charge of the fight against COVID-19 in the country, Anthony Fauci, asked him to do so to support the campaign of immunization.
“I would recommend it and I would recommend it to many people who do not want to do it, many of whom voted for me, frankly,” he said during an interview with the American television network Fox, in which he stressed that the pharmaceutical companies worked ” against the clock “to develop vaccines.
“However, we have our freedoms and we have to live with them, with which I also agree,” he said, referring to people who prefer not to be vaccinated, although he has stressed that “it is a great vaccine” . “It is a safe vaccine and it is something that works”, he has settled.
Fauci was “very surprised” by the number of Republicans who declare that they do not intend to get vaccinated and said that Trump’s support “would make a difference”, given that he “is a widely popular person among Republicans.” “We have to separate political persuasion from common sense, obvious public health things,” he defended.
Both Trump and his wife, Melania Trump, were vaccinated in January, shortly before leaving the White House, as confirmed by Trump’s environment to various media outlets. The second dose was already received when they had left the presidential residence, although it has not transpired whether they received the Moderna vaccine or the Pfizer vaccine.
The former president and his wife contracted the coronavirus at the end of September and the president spent three days hospitalized due to the symptoms he suffered. In contrast, he did not get vaccinated when the immunization campaign began, as high-ranking officials such as the then vice president, Mike Pence, did publicly.
Trump was criticized for his position during the pandemic because he initially downplayed it and opted not to impose restrictive measures to prevent the spread of the virus, while state governors responded unevenly in each one. of the territories.
The United States is the country most affected by the pandemic in total figures. So far, US health authorities have counted more than 29.3 million infected people, including nearly 534,000 fatalities from the disease, according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) .