US vice president gets Covid-19 vaccine, Trump sparks confusion

Washington (AFP) – The US vice president received a Covid-19 vaccine shot live on television Friday in a public display designed to boost national confidence in the drug even as President Donald Trump sparked confusion over approval for a second anti-Covid drug. “Building confidence in the vaccine is what brings us here this morning,” VP Mike Pence said after being injected at the White House, quipping: “I didn’t feel a thing.” Pence, his wife Karen and the lead public health official in the country, Surgeon General Jerome Adams, were all given the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in the annex to the W…

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