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Ricky Martin continues his fight to encourage his followers to get vaccinated against covid-19.
The Puerto Rican singer published this Tuesday in the
of his Instagram account an explanation of why he was vaccinated and why he cares that you also do it.
"I got vaccinated because I could never live with myself if I get infected and then pass it on to someone who dies," said the singer.
"Even someone who ended up in the hospital. I did it for people I had never met before, for my community."
The singer made these comments after sharing in a
a CNN publication about 5 reasons why it is not an option not to get vaccinated.
To this, Martin said that it is his problem and asked his followers to get vaccinated.
"Don't be so self-centered, forget about the ridiculous conspiracy videos you see on YouTube. It's not about you, it's about everyone else. Get vaccinated NOW."
Ricky Martin's other efforts to incentivize vaccination
This is not the first time that the interpreter has spoken out against disinformation campaigns regarding covid-19 vaccines.
In April, during the Latin American Music Awards, which aired on Telemundo, the singer had a conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci about the importance of the covid-19 vaccine.
Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the United States and since the beginning of the pandemic he became one of the leading voices in everything related to the fight against the coronavirus.
In the conversation, Ricky Martin asks Fauci why he thinks the Latino community should be vaccinated and if the antigen is safe.
The video, which was later shared by Telemundo through a tweet, accumulates more than 1.7 million views.
In March, Martin shared a tweet from his foundation showing vaccination efforts at the Tau Center in Puerto Rico.
He himself is part of the RM Foundation.
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The impact of the coronavirus on the Hispanic community in the United States
Researchers have warned that the Hispanic community in the United States, along with the black community, is among the hardest hit by the pandemic.
In addition, Hispanics face challenges in obtaining the vaccine: either because of the language or even the flexibility of schedules to receive the antigen.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the CDC, Hispanics / Latinos account for 28.6% of coronavirus cases in the country.
With regard to deaths, this same group represents 18.6%.
According to Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable, director of the National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities, Latinos are the group that has been most affected by the coronavirus.
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Celebrities and vaccination campaigns
It is not unusual to see celebrities encourage vaccination campaigns.
We have seen Dolly Parton receive the first dose of the Moderna vaccine, which she helped fund by donating $ 1,000,000.
We also saw video of Mariah Carey getting vaccinated against the virus, and recently the White House enlisted the help of teen superstar Olivia Rodrigo to push for vaccination among youth and teens in the United States.
In the past, the United States conducted vaccination campaigns with stars such as Elvis Presley, who in 1956 was vaccinated against live polio during the most important television program in the United States in those years, the Ed Sullivan Show.
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