The actor got vaccinated at a drive-thru vaccination center and called on others to trust science and get vaccinated themselves.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is urging everyone to take the Coronavirus vaccine after posting a video of himself receiving the virus at the Dodger Stadium mass vaccination site. "Come with me if you want to live," said Schwarzenegger, echoing the iconic line from the Terminator franchise. The Hollywood star and former governor got himself vaccinated at a drive-thru vaccine center and remained in the car while getting the injection. Schwarzenegger posted the 36-second video with the caption, “Today was a good day. I have never been happier to wait in a line,” tweeted the actor, reported KTLA. He urged all Californians to get themselves vaccinated. The actor also posted a rebuttal to anti-vaxxers and called on everyone to trust science and medical experts.
The Dodger's Stadium was converted into a large-scale vaccination center from a Coronavirus testing site last Friday. When fully operational, the vaccination center will have the capacity to administer 12,000 doses a day, according to health officials. With the supply of the vaccines being limited, for now, the priority is to vaccinate elderly people.
After a couple of anti-vaxxers made comments on this post, the actor responded calling on them to listen to health experts. He broke it down in simple terms and encouraged his followers to think for themselves than buy into conspiracy theories. "I always say you should know your strengths and listen to the experts. If you want to learn about building biceps, listen to me, because I've spent my life studying how to get the perfect peak and I have been called the greatest bodybuilder of all time. We all have different specialties," wrote the actor.
He then made a pitch for Americans to listen to Dr. Fauci, a disease expert, who was frequently maligned by Donald Trump and his administration. Dr. Fauci and all of the virologists and epidemiologists and doctors have studied diseases and vaccines for their entire lives, so I listen to them and I urge you to do the same," wrote the Terminator actor. Biden had confirmed that Dr. Fauci would have a prominent role to play in America tackling the virus. “That’s why you’re going to be hearing a lot more from Dr. Fauci, not from the president, but from the real genuine experts and scientists.”
Yesterday, President Biden reversed the United States’ withdrawal from the World Health Organization. And this morning, Dr. Fauci joined his first meeting as the head of our delegation. Here’s what he said: pic.twitter.com/yvv2ojcfXh— The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 22, 2021
Joe Biden, who has always backed Dr. Fauci, had the expert addressing the media on the pandemic within days of taking office. Dr. Fauci admitted it felt liberating to speak freely again. “The idea that you can get up here and … let the science speak, it is somewhat of a liberating feeling," said Fauci, reported USA Today. The expert said his main aim was to "restore public trust.” Dr. Fauci also announced America would be working with the World Health Organization after Donald Trump's decision to sever ties with the body. America “stands ready to work in partnership and solidarity to support the international Coronavirus response.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger urged followers to trust experts and not buy into conspiracy theories on the basis of a couple of YouTube videos. "None of us are going to learn more than them (experts) by watching a few hours of videos. It’s simple: if your house is on fire, you don’t go on YouTube, you call the damn fire department. If you have a heart attack,
you don’t check your Facebook group, you call an ambulance. If 9 doctors tell you you have cancer and need to treat it or you will die, and 1 doctor says the cancer will disappear, you should always side with the 9. In this case, virtually all of the real experts around the world are telling us the vaccine is safe and some people on Facebook are saying it isn’t. In general, I think if the circle of people you trust gets smaller and smaller and you find yourself more and more isolated, it should be a warning sign that you're
going down a rabbit hole of misinformation. Some people say it is weak to listen to experts. That's bogus. It takes strength to admit you don’t know everything. Weakness is thinking you don’t need expert advice and only listening to sources that confirm what you want to believe."
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