The Trump administration is trying to 'build' trust in the Covid-19 vaccine 2

The Trump administration is trying to 'build' trust in the Covid-19 vaccine 2

President Trump's administration is rushing to launch a $250 million public education campaign to encourage Americans to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

Federal officials admit the effort will face many difficulties and complications.

In addition, President Donald Trump’s frequent disdain for government scientists, promotion of unorthodox and ineffective treatment methods, and denial of the severity of the pandemic have further angered the public.

The first batches of Covid-19 vaccines were packaged and prepared for shipping at Pfizer’s factory in Michigan on December 13.

The Vaccine Confidence Building Campaign, overseen by the Department of Health and Human Services, kicks off just as hope is flooding the United States about the Covid-19 vaccine that has just been approved by the government.

This campaign initially involved stars and famous faces, people whom the government considered friendly to the President.

The celebrity element was dropped after an investigation by House Democrats, prompting Health Secretary Alex M. Azar II to order an internal review of the entire plan.

The new initiative will take a `science-based approach,` said Mark Weber, the federal health official in charge of implementing the campaign.

The re-evaluation of the plan, completed on November 13, delayed the campaign by six weeks.

The task forces, deployed by government-contracted market research firm Fors Marsh Group, are tasked with helping local authorities tailor communications to affected communities, while also

Currently, about 60% of Americans say they `definitely or probably` will get the Covid-19 vaccine, according to a survey recently released by the Pew Research Center.

Recent surveys show that women are more hesitant about getting vaccinated than men, and that black Americans are the most hesitant group, based on ethnicity.

Even health care workers, who have the highest rate of vaccination, are apprehensive.

Partisan factors play an important role.

`It shows that our vaccination intentions are tied to what political leaders say,` Motta said.

Because Trump was infected with Covid-19, in theory, he is not on the priority list for vaccination, but the image of the US President being vaccinated can convey a positive message, experts say.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, America’s leading epidemiologist, affirmed that he will `vaccinate publicly` as soon as it is `issued` to strengthen public trust.

The Trump administration is trying to 'build' trust in the Covid-19 vaccine

American medical staff at a Covid-19 testing site in Los Angeles, California on December 1.

Three former US presidents, Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, all announced they were willing to get the Covid-19 vaccine in front of cameras.

`People need to understand that vaccines are safe,` President Obama said at that time.

President-elect Joe Biden is actively encouraging people to get the Covid-19 vaccine.

`I want to make it clear to the public that you should have confidence in the vaccine,` he said in Wilmington, Delaware, on December 11.

According to Dr. David A. Kessler, former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), propaganda for doctors and medical experts to convince patients to trust the vaccine is equally important.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said they will have their own campaigns to train medical professionals.

The Department of Health and Civil Services’ public education campaign about the Covid-19 vaccine was initiated by Assistant Secretary of Health Michael R. Caputo.

Caputo also proposed allowing performers playing the roles of Santa Claus, Mrs. Santa Claus and elves to be vaccinated against Covid-19 early.

However, according to Weber, the road ahead is still difficult.

`Developing a vaccine in record time is truly exciting,` he said.

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