Morgan Freeman is quoted in a million memes… usually out of context or out of… wishful thinking. But the Oscar-winning actor, who will turn 84 this summer, just lent his support to a PSA for The Creative Coalition and the National Blue Ribbon Task Force in which he urges people who trust him to trust science and go get a COVID-19 vaccine.
“I’m not a doctor, but I trust science, and I’m told that, for some reason, people trust me,” Freeman intones in the spot, which is titled “Be There. This Is Your Shot,” and runs 45 seconds. (Watch above)
“So, here I am to say I trust science and I got the vaccine. If you trust me, you’ll get the vaccine. In math, it’s called the distributive property. In people, it’s called taking care of one another. Get the vaccine. Help make our world a safe place for us to enjoy ourselves again. Please.”
Robin Bronk, CEO of The Creative Coalition, commended Freeman and other celebrities who are sharing their experiences about receiving the vaccine. “The arts have extraordinary power to change hearts and minds,” Bronk said in a statement. “By helping people to get the facts about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, we hope this PSA will empower more Americans to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated. Together, we can achieve a vaccinated nation and stamp out serious COVID illness once and for all.”
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