In January, both the queen and her husband prince Phillip took a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, announcing to the world their continued good health would boost confidence in the global vaccine rollout. Unfortunately, the prince was struck with serious health problems, and since taking the shot, has been confined to hospital, receiving the best care in the world to keep him alive.
The royal couple joins celebrities around the world who are publicly receiving the experimental gene treatment therapy, in a massive effort to combat "vaccine hesitancy". They follow healthy icons like Marvin Hagler and Hank Aaron in this strategy. The theory is that ordinary citizens are more likely to do something if people they admire are doing it too.
"It’s the malleable middle, those who are merely hesitant about vaccines, the government needs to target with its messages. This is where celebrity or influencer endorsements may help." - source
Because the prince was coincidentally beset with health problems immediately after taking the jab, his anecdote will have to be discarded. But the queen, who is still relatively healthy, can be used as an excellent example of the vaccine's safety!
Indeed, she has made public appearances - without a mask - over the past few weeks. Phillip, still recovering from his mystery illness, has remained out of public view. The queen recently received her second dose of the product, and announced "once you've had the vaccine you have a feeling of, you know, you're protected", and recommended every human receive it immediately.
It is not known if prince Phillip, who remains hospitalized, has also been injected with the concoction a second time. Once he makes a full recovery, it is expected he will announce that he has also been "fully vaccinated". His restored health will be a testament to the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines.
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