“People like Anthony Foci, whom I know and have worked with, have full confidence,” Obama said. “So if Anthony Fauci tells me that this vaccine is safe and can vaccinate, you know, it will immunize you from getting Kovid, I will absolutely take it.”
“I promise you that when it’s made for people who are less at risk, I’ll take it,” he said.
During the interview, Obama acknowledged that it was the real problem with vaccine volatility that some health experts worried could cause minorities – who were less affected by the coronavirus pandemic – to avoid a shot.
“I understand that you know from a historical point of view ̵
The former president said he had no problem giving an example of getting a shot once he had one.
“Eventually, I can take it on TV or film it, just so people know I trust this science, and what I don’t believe in is getting Covid,” he said.
Previous studies have found that minority communities have higher mortality rates than Covid-19, are more exposed and most vulnerable in part because of existing conditions.
Obama also said that in addition to promising vaccines, another reason to hope is the incoming administration with newly elected President Joe Biden and newly elected Vice President Kamala Harris.
“As for Covid now, apparently at the end of the day, one of the great things about the return of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on January 20 is that they will then put in charge responsible scientists and medical experts,” Obama added.