The appeal to men is shockingly gender-specific.
After a deluge of political messaging, social media campaigning, and employer bullying, it appears that 77% of eligible Americans have gotten at least one dose of a COVID vaccine.
Vaccination rates against COVID-19 in the United States have risen by more than 20 percentage points after multiple institutions adopted vaccine requirements, while case numbers and deaths from the virus are down, Biden administration officials said on Wednesday.
White House COVID-19 response coordinator Jeff Zients told reporters that 77% of eligible Americans had received at least one shot of a vaccine.
Despite the impressive numbers, many Americans are still concerned about the long-term health consequences associated with the medication as well as side effects. In an attempt to persuade more men to get the jab, a group of doctors has put together a public service advertisement to persuade them with a shockingly gender-specific appeal.
Convincing the public to get the COVID vaccine has proven Sisyphean, but enterprising doctors may have formulated a foolproof reason why men should get the jab — so they can maintain their erections.
Their potentially penis-propping PSA is currently going viral on YouTube.
“Listen to the doctors, these are penis doctors,” urges “Saturday Night Live” alum Tim Meadows, 60, in the advisory, which was produced by the Urologists United For Vaccination Education.
The humorous two-minute vax promo, hashtagged “#SaveTheFutureBoners,” begins with Meadows and other male actors reminiscing about the first time they got it up, as well as the fun times they had with their no-longer private parts.
A more tasteless and inane production would be hard to imagine. But I don’t identify as the target audience either.
The focus of the ad is the statistic that men who get COVID are 6 times more likely to be impacted with erectile dysfunction.
…“Sexual activity is closely associated with mental health. The stress, anxiety and depression caused by the virus and pandemic can be linked to sexual dysfunction and poor mood.”
Male fertility is also being studied, especially among young men who catch coronavirus.
The sobering news is doctors just don’t know yet the long-term damage from COVID-19, but they do worry about blood clots, neurological issues, damage to the heart, lungs, kidneys and now male reproductive health.
However, it must be noted that it is becoming more apparent that those who have been vaccinated are still being infected with the coronavirus. Today’s latest vaccinated victim is….Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Garcetti, who is fully vaccinated, is “feeling good,” according to a statement from his office. He’s currently in isolation in his hotel room in Scotland.
The mayor was in Glasgow for the United Nations Climate Change Conference when he received the positive test. He was slated to participate in an event Wednesday, the L.A. Business Council tweeted.
I wish the mayor a speedy recovery. But I also wish that there would be more focus on treatment options, more information on how to access those treatments, and better advertisements.
And if we could get a vaccine that actually worked as a vaccine with fewer side effects, that would be even better.DONATE
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