Olivia Rodrigo Asks Dr. Fauci About Vaccination | Teen Vogue
Singer-songwriter and pop sensation Olivia Rodrigo visits The White House to ask Dr. Anthony Fauci questions about getting vaccinated. Why is it important for young people to get vaccinated? How many people under 18 have already gotten the COVID-19 vaccine?
Matt Damon is speaking up about COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in the U.S., sharing both his understandings and frustrations around the issue.
The 'Stillwater' star says that while America is a free country and getting a COVID-19 vaccine is a personal choice, he trusts science over "something you read on Facebook."
In an interview with Yahoo Entertainment for the upcoming Focus Features crime drama Stillwater, which recently had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, the actor shared why vaccine hesitancy — and achieving herd immunity — are personally important to him.
“There are a lot of reasons that people have [for being vaccine-hestiant], and I don’t want to belittle them,” Damon said. “It’s tough for me. I have a couple friends who are immunocompromised, and they can’t get the vaccine, so they have no choice but to rely on the rest of us to do our part to get to herd immunity. So I look at it that way.”
Pop superstar Olivia Rodrigo stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday and discussed a trip she made to the White House over the summer to help get the word out to young people about the COVID-19 vaccine. She said that everyone she met there was “so kind,” including President Joe Biden and Dr. Anthony Fauci.
“The White House is just the coolest place. I was so nervous to go,” Rodrigo said. “But I, like, walked in there, and there is like all these plates that, like, George Washington used to eat his dinner on. And all of this crazy stuff. I was like, scared I was going to sneeze and break a priceless artifact. It was crazy. But I walked out, didn't break anything. Thank god.”
While she didn’t break any priceless artifacts, she arguably walked away with a few. Because in a photo with President Biden, both he and Rodrigo are wearing a pair of his signature aviator sunglasses. So Kimmel asked if that was something he gave out, or if she brought her own.
“He gave them to me, actually,” Rodrigo said. “He gave me a few gifts. He gave me those. He gave me some M&Ms, and he also gave me a shoehorn, which is strange.”
president biden gave olivia rodrigo a shoe horn.. that’s how u know their besties
— em (@fearlessiy) October 27, 2021
Rodrigo, who proudly posted about the visit on her Instagram, told Kimmel that she didn’t notice the unique gift until later because it was in a bag. But that it was all part of an experience that she described as being, “an honor.”