The lives of celebrities were affected by COVID-19 just like other people. However, with the vaccination, many of them finally see a light at the end of the tunnel. They even take advantage of their fame to motivate other people to do it. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he had never been happier waiting in line. Also, Jane Fonda assured that “it doesn’t hurt. Sean Penn also joins this group. He says he considers himself a happy man now that he is vaccinated.
These three celebrities are among the first people to get vaccinated. They received their dose in the United States. Then, they made comments about it on their social networks. Within the United States, the vaccine has been applied since December. However, the priority is the health personnel and the elderly. On the other hand, different rules apply in each state. For example, in some states, celebrities can be vaccinated. Also, those who perform a specific task or those who have diseases.
Anthony Hopkins after being vaccinated attached a photo on his social networks. He said: “A light at the end of the tunnel after a year of self-imposed quarantine.” Also, in the photo he was seen being vaccinated in Los Angeles. Among other celebrities we have Steve Martin, Loretta Lynn and Tony Bennett. Also to Patrick Stewart, Samuel Jackson, Harrison Ford, among others. Each of them also use the occasion to incite their fans.
In the UK, the vaccination process has advanced much further. More than a quarter of adults have already received their full doses. Ian McKellen, interpreter of Gandalf was one of the first. The 81-year-old actor mentioned that he was feeling euphoric. On the other hand, we also have Joan Collins. He received his first dose on the same day as Queen Elizabeth II. Michael Caine and Elton John are also part of this group.
Celebrities: Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry made himself available to a show on the BET network. Therefore, after being vaccinated, he informed the population. Perry said, “I think it’s about that, teaching and information.” In addition, he indicated that at first he also doubted the vaccine. However, he decided to get vaccinated after expert staff answered his questions.
On the other hand, celebrities admit that they did not receive a special privilege. They went through the normal process. Therefore, they requested their turn and waited in line like everyone else. “To clear up all your doubts that I could have gotten ahead of myself. I’m in the allowed age group and I waited along with others, ”said 79-year-old Martha Stewart.
In addition, Letitia Wright posted a critical video about this issue on Twitter.
However, he later clarified that he only wanted to clarify his doubts. All referring to what the vaccine contains and the effects on the body.
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The distrust of Latinos
Within the United States, Latinos are the group most affected by COVID-19. In addition, they are the ones who most distrust its efficacy and safety. Because of this, the health authorities summoned some famous people. “Celebrities function as trusted messengers among Latinos. Because it is the group that is being vaccinated the least ”, said Francisca Morales, community leader. She is part of the army of health workers. She has vaccinated thousands of citizens in Florida.
In addition, the first celebrities were Emilio Estefan and José Luis Rodríguez “El Puma”. Both artists are part of the age group chosen by the United States. With your help, they will start the vaccination campaign. “I think there is a lot of misinformation. People need to know that we cannot risk continuing to contract COVID,” Estefan said at a press conference.
Rodriguez also wrote an encouraging message after his first dose. He said, “Already vaccinated! In the name of God, in the name of Christ, and grateful to science. The vaccine is the hope for the LIGHT to overcome so many dark months. Grateful to my bedside Dr. Alejandro Del Valle. Also, with the wonderful staff of the Mount Sinai Hospital in the city of Miami”.
José Luis Rodríguez some years ago received a lung transplant. Thanks to this, he saved his life after a decade of suffering from pulmonary fibrosis. “I urge all people who have the opportunity to be vaccinated to do not hesitate to do so. Only then will we get out of this pandemic”. Added.
Univision and Telemundo
Both television networks are the most popular in the country. On morning shows, they broadcast the vaccination live. Therefore, people were able to see more closely the application of the dose. Furthermore, the Joe Biden government supported this strategy. Because this will help African Americans and Latinos get vaccinated.
“This is a very efficient strategy to calm the fears of many Hispanics. Those who have not received official information in this regard ”. Dr. Juan Rivera, one of the most renowned doctors in the Latino community, tells us.
Also, add. “Our people have totally relied on the media to educate themselves about COVID. Due to the absence of official messages in Spanish by the previous Government. For this reason, it makes all the sense in the world that we transmit safety to them about the vaccine in the same way”.
Rivera was publicly vaccinated before the Univision cameras. After that, he launched a podcast called “Santo Remedio” on the Uforia network. Through this, he admitted that Latinos are one of the most vulnerable groups. Due to socioeconomic reasons. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released figures. For every American of European ancestry who becomes ill with COVID-19. There are 3.2 Latinos who are infected with the coronavirus.
Even the death figures are more worrying. Latinos represent 32.3% of the 433,000 people who died from COVID. Despite the fact that they are only 18% of the population. However, a recent study by the Kaiser Foundation revealed other data. They say that 26% of Latinos consider getting the vaccine as soon as possible.
Through news and social networks, this statistic is supported. On the other hand, a follower of Dr. Rivera made a comment. “I did not see the vaccine bottle, how do I know that they really put it?”