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As Americans continue to lose their personal freedoms in getting the shot or remaining unvaccinated, the marketing heads at PBS figured that the nation’s divide could be made less bleak with the help of a yellow beak.
In the latest stint of pro-vaxx messaging from the media, Sesame Street’s own Big Bird, 58, announced that he received the COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday and that his “wing is a bit sore.”
The logic behind this goes as follows: after Moderna’s vaccine was approved for children between the ages of 6-11 late October, Big Bird — created in 1969, forever a six year old — finally reached eligibility for his type and sought out the shot.
Part of Big Bird’s messaging established that the shot is “an extra protective boost” against COVID, suggesting a potential belief in natural immunization, despite no recorded mention of previously having caught the virus.
Big Bird also found it essential to seek medical advice from CNN’s own Erica Hill, whom he tagged in the tweet.
The Sesame Street cast is partnering with CNN for an “ABC’s of COVID” town hall special — intended to give families reasons to vaccinate their children — led by Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
Dr. Gupta willingly made a recent appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast. The host asked the doctor on the low probability that an unvaccinated child has to experience adverse effects from catching COVID, which Gupta ultimately dodged.
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