Offset says he has no plans to vaccinate against the coronavirus – and his argument all boils down to trust and fairness.
We talked to the Migos rapper on Saturday in Bev Hills and asked directly if he was taking the COVID vaccine … which is on the verge of being assigned to the first group in the coming days. Blunt and concise – plans to move on.
Offset mentions a viral photo that walked around … showing some people in a distorted position with a frozen face and a slightly open mouth.
The photos were allegedly taken of some volunteers who were vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine. Online chatter – these were the side effects. Scientists say – side effects are usually mild, flu-like symptoms.
The FDA He did NOT take note 4 Pfizer volunteers were struck by Bell’s paralysis – but the government agency notes that there was no way to permanently link the vaccine to the development of their temporary facial paralysis. Still, people were upset.
The same goes for Offset – who tells us he simply doesn’t trust the government (for the most part) and not even Barack Obama is willing to extinguish the video to sway him. The shift then turned to another line of thought.
Check it out … start talking about how celebs and politicians get special treatment when it comes to COVID therapy and medical treatment – and it wouldn’t feel good to be vaccinated ASAP knowing there are people who deserve the same, who receive less treatment.
He also talks about the fact that the government has generally not done enough for the black community to convince him that the interests of him and his people are paramount. What touches here is also the BTW is a huge problem – only about 40% of the African American community say they take the vaccine, and even fewer (14%) say they trust it.
This probably stems from several things, not least the Tuskegee experiments in which 600 black men were shockedly deceived and treated.
This is a complex and comprehensive issue in the community – view people in power they try to reverse it. That’s why Dr. Tony Fauci recently made the vaccine partially developed, a black woman.
Time will decide if people will come, but so far … that doesn’t seem too promising.