Confidence in one’s own immunity was apparently not as great as initially publicly claimed: Former US President Donald Trump had himself vaccinated against the corona virus shortly before the end of his term in office. Trump and his wife Melania were vaccinated in the White House in January, reported the Washington Post, citing Trump’s office.
Trump seemed to realize in mid-December that his immunity might not be that far away after all. At the time, former White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said Trump was open to vaccination and wanted to encourage Americans to do so. There are no plans to vaccinate Trump, said McEnany.
On Sunday, in his first public appearance since leaving the White House, Trump called on all US citizens to get vaccinated. Experts warn that the vaccination skepticism in parts of the population – including many Trump supporters – threatens to make the fight against the pandemic more difficult.
In the USA, more than 514,000 people have died as a result of a corona infection, by far the highest number in the world. Around 50 million people in the country have now received at least one dose of vaccine. That corresponds to 15 percent of the population.