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Former President Barack Obama roasts Charles Barkley, promotes coronavirus vaccines (video)

Charles Barkley and Barack Obama in 2013

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 15: (L-R) Former NBA player Charles Barkley, US President Barack Obama, Host Hugh Jackman and First Lady Michelle Obama onstage at TNT Christmas in Washington 2013 at the National Building Museum on December 15, 2013 in Washington, DC. 24313_002_1052.JPG (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)

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Coronavirus vaccines are safe and effective.

Charles Barkley has a rough golf game, gambles avidly and weighs a lot.

Former President Barack Obama covered all that on “Roll Up Your Sleeves” on NBC:

I’m not sure Obama’s argument that “If the wealthy and the powerful in our society are all lining up to get shots, that means everybody should know it’s a good thing to get” will resonate with vaccine skeptics.

But hopefully, the overall message lands. Vaccines keep both vaccinated individuals and those around them safer.