The White House and Snapchat joined forces to create a filter that answers several questions and invites users -mainly teenagers– to get vaccinated.
The filter features Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett and each answers a specific question. The questions are: “Why should I get vaccinated?”, “Where do I go to get vaccinated?”, “Will this vaccine really protect me against variants?”, and “What other scientific info should I know?”.
Biden is the one who answers the first question, saying that the new variants are affecting young people and that, with vaccination, the pandemic will not affect their loved ones and thus will end faster.
However, the president deliberately misinforms – as well as Snapchat – as the coronavirus hardly affects young people. According to recent figures, the death rate from infection remains low compared to rates among older people and those considered at-risk populations.
The second question asks a mock call with Kamala Harris with the question “Where can one get vaccinated?”. To which she replies that 90% of Americans live within 5 miles of a vaccination center. In addition, she states that starting May 24, Uber and Lyft will be giving free rides to all users who want to get vaccinated.
The third question in the Snapchat filter is about whether the vaccine will protect against other variants, to which Fauci responds, “A fully vaccinated person right now will be protected against the variants that are currently circulating in the country.”
The fourth and final question (“What other scientific info should I know?”) on Snapchat is answered in a mock call by Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, who says the virus will be less likely to transmit or contract mutations with more people vaccinated.