If you want to visit with the Obama family, they have one simple rule: You must be vaccinated for COVID-19.
During an interview with Gayle King in an interview that aired Monday (May 10) on ”CBS This Morning”, former First Lady Michelle Obama explained her reasoning behind the rule.
"You wanna hang out with us? Get your vaccine," Mrs. Obama said to King. "Get all of it. Finish it up. And then we can talk. So I urge everybody out there within the sound of our voices, please, please get the vaccine. It's time.”
When King responded by saying some Americans are "scared" or simply refuse to get the coronavirus vaccine, Obama urged them to consider the research and science behind the vaccine’s safeness.
"All I can say is that I have tried to live a life where I don't lie to people," Obama, who received her shot in March, said. "And the science behind a vaccine is the same science that's behind aspirin and insulin."
Former first lady @MichelleObama is revealing to @GayleKing what's next in her fight to give all families access to healthy food — with the help of two adorable puppets in her new @Netflix show, #WafflesAndMochi.— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) May 10, 2021
Her goal is to provide 1 million meals to families across America. pic.twitter.com/siqcHY1yC6
Both Michelle and Barack Obama have been staunch proponents of getting vaccinated in order to return things to normal. Through a TikTok video last month, the former president urged people to "get the vaccine as soon as you can." Mr. and Mrs. Obama also appeared in a PSA in March alongside former presidents and first ladies from both sides of the isle, stressing the importance of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
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