Biden and Dr. Fauci at Odds Over Importance of Seeking Trump’s Vaccine Endorsement.
On Monday, a reporter at a White House event asked President Joe Biden if he would seek former President Donald Trump’s endorsement of the COVID-19 vaccines.
Should President Trump help promote the vaccine amongst skeptics, sir?
Especially those Republicans who say that they’re not willing, Unnamed Reporter, via ABC News.
Biden dismissed the importance of Trump’s endorsement, saying “local” voices would impact people more.
I discussed it with my team, and they say the thing that has more impact than anything Trump would say to the MAGA folks, is what the local doctors, what the local preachers, what the local people in the community say, Joe Biden, via ABC News.
His opinion seemingly differs from Dr. Anthony Fauci's, who believes Trump’s endorsement would be a “game changer.”.
I wish he would [encourage people to get vaccinated].
He has such an incredible influence over people in the Republican Party … It would really be a game changer if he did, Dr. Anthony Fauci, via ABC News.
According to a poll by NPR, PBS NewsHour and Marist, 49 percent of white men say they will not get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Only 47 percent of people who supported Trump in 2020 reported that they would get the vaccine.
Experts estimate 70 to 90 percent of Americans need to be immunized in order to achieve herd immunity in the U.S