“It’s not political for me”
Ray Stevens shares his take on the COVID-19 vaccine debate. “Vaccinations… work”, he says People.
The “Comedy King of Music City” has seen the worst of COVID-19 as several friends have died from the virus.
“My friends, a lot of them have been vaccinated and are doing well,” he says. “Some, however, have died from COVID-19. It’s sad to hear when someone else you know well has left. But it’s like that. I’m not going to say who is right and who is wrong when it comes to the arguments unfolding over vaccinations and masks, but it’s really something to deal with. I just hope and pray that we come out of the tunnel on the right side of things.
Stevens himself has received two doses of the vaccine and will line up for the booster when it becomes available. Unlike many Americans, he doesn’t view vaccines as a political issue.
“Why would anyone politicize getting the vaccine?” ” he says. “There is nothing political about vaccines. It is not political for me. I got up this morning and had my breakfast. Is it political?
Since the start of the global pandemic in 2020, Stevens has been cautious – and he’s been pretty loud about it. In May 2020, Stevens released “The Quarantine Song,” a playful song about caution and adhering to CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19.
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