- Olivia Rodrigo and Dr. Anthony Fauci read fan vaccine tweets in a video posted by the White House Friday.
- The video was filmed as part of President Biden’s push to increase COVID-19 vaccinations, especially among younger Americans.
- As of Friday, nearly 161 million Americans are fully vaccinated in the US, according to CDC data.
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Singer and actress Olivia Rodrigo and top US infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci read fan tweets about vaccines in a push to get teens vaccinated against COVID-19 in a video posted on Friday.
The “good 4 u” singer joined the director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the White House earlier this week to film videos as part of President Joe Biden’s push to increase COVID-19 vaccinations, especially among younger Americans.
As of Friday, nearly 161 million Americans are fully vaccinated in the US, with more than 330 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered, according to data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Both Rodrigo and Fauci built their fanbase amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The 18-year-old singer and star of Disney+’s “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” went viral last year for her song, “drivers license,” while Americans were looking to Fauci for a sense of guidance during the developing pandemic.
The pair read tweets from their respective fans which were full of jokes and puns about the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Olivia RodriGO to the vaccine clinic,” one Twitter user wrote, which Rodrigo read aloud in the video, which was published on the White House YouTube on Friday.
“That’s true,” she said in response. “All the funny puns as long as you’re getting vaccinated. That’s great. Whatever it takes.”
“Did anyone else spend their Friday afternoon driving to their second vaccine appointment and crying to Olivia Rodrigo or was that just me” another user wrote.
“Hey, I love that,” she said. “I’m so happy that I’m soundtracking your vaccine appointment.”
A Fauci fan tweeted: “I’m taking an immunology course and I got an A on my last exam. My immediate thought was, wouldn’t Dr. Fauci be proud of me?”
“Absolutely,” Fauci says in the video. “When you get vaccinated, your body makes an immune response that’s going to protect you against the virus. So maybe this person can go and talk about the immunology of getting vaccinated.”
Rodrigo had to explain what “Man Crush Monday” meant when one user tweeted that Fauci was theirs.
“If man crush Monday makes you get vaccinated, go for it,” he said.