Kate McKinnon succeeded Brad Pitt as Dr. Anthony Fauci from Saturday Night Live, standing alongside Dr. Deborah Birx from Heidi Gardner to provide the latest information on COVID vaccine distribution.
"Here's how we're going to do it: First, the health care workers (get the vaccine) are going to be," Fauci explained. "Your McSteamys, your McDreamys, what have you." Next up are "super seniors," whom Birx refers to as "someone named Mildred, Horace, Blanche, Mable, or Walter". After that "we will go to prisoners, then to teachers, then to sick people", all of whom will be vaccinated until the "July 20 Bada-Bada", confirmed Fauci.
During her interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Fauci was interrupted by several women who tossed their bras in his direction. "During this whole thing, I was the only one telling the facts, so some people must fall in love with me," he said. "They say things like," Can you be my face mask? "I respect it. Every other year I'm a 2. This year I'm a 10."
Despite his newfound fame, Fauci remained confident that at some point enough Americans would get the coronavirus vaccine and forget all about him. "That's my goal: to get American names not recognized because that means I've done my job well," he said. “I want to be an anonymous guy again. But you have my promise that no matter who is in charge, I will do everything I can to ensure that you can see your loved ones safely again. "
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