YouTube Launches Public Service Announcements To Build Confidence In Covid-19 Vaccine

YouTube launched a series of public service announcements on Monday encouraging people to vaccinated against covid-19. The videos come as health experts in the United States fear that there will soon be more doses of the covid-19 vaccine available to Americans than to those who want them. take them.

The YouTube video series, produced in collaboration with the Vaccine Confidence Project at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, launched Monday in the United States and will be rolled out to other countries as covid-19 vaccines become more common. widely available worldwide.

“A year ago, the idea that things could get back to normal was distant, if not impossible. But since then, COVID-19 vaccines have been developed and are now more readily available every day, such as in the United States where vaccines are now available for all ages 16 and up. The light at the end of the tunnel is starting to feel closer, ”YouTube said in a statement. posted online.

Covid-19 has killed more than 572,000 Americans and sickened at least 32 million since the start of the pandemic, according to Johns Hopkins University. But more than 94 million Americans have been fully immunized, a staggering number in a country of around 330 million people.

YouTube description of the PSA series Explain:

Crowd surfing, birthday celebrations, wedding receptions, dance parties, hugs and more. This video series reminds us of what life was like before the COVID-19 pandemic – all the everyday moments that made us smile and brought us together. Seeing these moments highlights what health officials have said: Getting the vaccine is the key to getting back to what we love.

But if there is a flaw in the PSA video series, we can probably blame Google’s lawyers for it. Oddly enough, the description also includes a disclaimer:

For informational purposes only. This is not an endorsement or statement of health information of any kind. For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, their effectiveness, and their safety, see the website of the Food & Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control. Consult your local medical authority or healthcare professional for advice on COVID-19 vaccination and vaccines.

A little undermines the whole message, doesn’t it?

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