On Wednesday, July 14, Olivia Rodrigo paid a visit to the White House to send a message to her millions of fans to get “happy and healthy” by getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
President Joe Biden announced the coming of the rising star on Twitter, saying “Olivia Rodrigo is stopping by the White House today with a clear message to young people: get vaccinated. It’s the best way to keep yourself and your loved ones safe from the dangerous new COVID-19 variants. Head to http://vaccines.gov/ to find a clinic near you.”
Prior to her visit, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease Dr. Anthony Fauci told MSNBC that she’s exactly the type of “trusted messenger” that young people need to help convince them to get the vaccine. The mission to prompt this age group to get the COVID-19 is both noble and urgent.
Actor and singer Olivia Rodrigo, 18, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, 80, joined forces during Rodrigo’s visit to the White House to read some tweets together and urge people to get the COVID-19 vaccine in a new video released Friday. For the occasion, the “good 4 u” singer opted for a professional look that highlighted a pink and black Chanel checkered jacket with a peplum finish and a coordinating pencil skirt.
“The sooner all of us get vaccines, the sooner we can hang out with our friends and sing songs and all of the fun things,” Rodrigo said.
Half of Americans between 18-24 age group have received one shot of the vaccine, and the numbers are lower for teenagers, according to the CDC. Unvaccinated youth are also going to the hospital with COVID-19 in unsettling numbers as cases of the delta variant increase, as per health officials across the country.
“If Olivia Rodrigo tells you to get vaccinated, you get vaccinated,” one of the tweets read by Rodrigo said.
Another tweet involved a person saying Fauci, the leader of the White House’s coronavirus efforts, would be proud of them for getting an “A” in an immunology course.
“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,” Fauci said.
Another tweet read, “Olivia RodriGO to the vaccine clinic.”
Rodrigo responded to that saying, “Very true. All of the funny puns as long as you’re getting vaccinated. That’s great, whatever it takes.”