Marcus Rashford believed to be among those aiding push for UK’s first Covid vaccine
According to the Daily Mail, Manchester United star Marcus Rashford is believed to be among those lined up to help push UK’s first Covid vaccine.
The treatment could be rolled out in days. A variety of celebrities including the United ace are believed to be lending their support to it.
While the number of famous names is yet to be confirmed, the ace striker is believed to be in the mix.
The government is making use of celebrities and social media influencers in promoting the vaccine and curb conspiracy theorists online.
There are fears that the anti-vax content on social media sites could lead to a low take-up of the vaccine, affecting the chances of achieving herd immunity.
The worry is not without reason as a recent survey in the US and UK found that public willingness to take a Covid vaccine fell by 6.4% after reading anti-vax posts.
Health bosses and ministers are in talks with ‘responsible’ high-profile stars to post positive messages about the vaccine. According to the report, Rashford and the Royal Family are considered to be the ideal candidates.
Rashford has emerged in recent months as the face of social welfare thanks to his philanthropic activities.
His fight against child hunger has seen him pick up numerous accolades and also earn him popular status even amongst fans of rival clubs.
The young star belied his age to bring about positive change in society. He forced the Government into a second U-turn in November. It saw Prime Minister Boris Johnson agree to fund an extra £400million of free school meals.
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The young striker also recently started a book club. The initiative has been made to promote reading and literacy among children from all socio-economic backgrounds
His efforts to bring about a positive change in society makes him a figure that can be relied upon. It would appear that efforts are now being made to make use of that trustworthy image to help push the vaccine.