If you don’t do it merely for yourself, do it for those close to you. ... The vaccine saves lives, the virus kills. — French President Emmanuel Macron
If you don’t do it merely for yourself, do it for those close to you. ... The vaccine saves lives, the virus kills. — French President Emmanuel Macron
Macron Answers Covid Vaccine Questions on TikTok and Instagram
“If you don’t do it merely for yourself, do it for those close to you,” he said in one video addressed to young people who argue the vaccine is superfluous for them because they aren’t high-risk patients. “The vaccine saves lives, the virus kills,” he said in another.

In the latest clip, published on Tuesday, he reminded viewers that vaccines had helped humanity eradicate diseases like smallpox and polio and that, since 2018, 11 different vaccines are already mandatory for children in France.

On mRNA vaccines, the innovative technology used in Pfizer and Moderna’s Covid shots, Mr. Macron pointed out that scientific research into the technology goes back decades, and argued the rapid development of vaccines during the Covid-19 pandemic was something to be celebrated, not looked at suspiciously.


“That’s the reality of things and the truth,” he concluded.

Mr. Macron’s videos have already been seen millions of times, but it is unclear whether his influencing efforts will be enough to convince vaccine skeptics, many of whom are very distrustful of the French government and harbor intense animosity toward Mr. Macron himself and his top-down style of governing.
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