Ariana Grande is setting an example to all her fans and now is urging them to take action! The American singer posted a lengthy missive on her social media alongside a selfie, where she says that she is now vaccinated. "Vaxxed n masked," Grande captioned a selfie she shared on social media on August 1.
Ariana Grande posted the message urging her 256 million followers to take precautions since the Delta variant is more dangerous than the previous ones, and plead with the fans to take it seriously. “This delta variant is very new and since data is changing all the time, I'll source some links for you to stay up to speed yourself," she wrote. "But so far... we do know that it spreads much more easily compared to previous variants. Most of the spread is among unvaccinated people and in areas with low vaccination rates!"
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Grande continued: "Yes, although you can still get it while vaccinated, the vaccine helps to protect against severe illness, hospitalization, and death! All great things to be protected against in my book. Oh and if you have already gotten sick with COVID-19, you should STILL get vaccinated !"
She also added some sources where you can find out why vaccinating yourself is important. "Reassure yourself why getting vaxxed is the move. save a life or two. who knows. some helpful accounts that I love following are @niniandthebrain @jessicamalatyrivera @itsmadetosave @doctor.Darien @dr.risahoshino," she concluded the post before sharing a link to a site that debunks myths about the virus.
Many fans and fellow celebrities joined her in the comment section praising her words. Actress Blake Lively commented giving some thumbs up to Ariana's sources "Yes!!! shouting out @jessicamalatyrivera She has been nothing short of heroic in guiding us through this pandemic with science and clarity." To date, there have been more than 610,000 deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S. recorded by the CDC. In the U.S. 164 million people (49.6% of the total population) have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 191 million (57.7% of the total population) have received at least one dose so far, according to the CDC.
In case you missed it, this is not the first time Ariana Grande raises her voice to acknowledge the pandemic crisis we are all living in. Last year when the lockdowns were starting the singer posted another lengthy message noting the precautions in order to be safe and urging fans to stay at home. "I keep hearing from a surprising amount of people statements like 'this isn't a big deal' / 'we'll be fine' … 'we still have to go about our lives and it's really blowing my mind," Grande said at the time. I understand if that is how you felt weeks ago but please read about what's going on. Please don't turn a blind eye," the Grammy winner continued. “It is incredibly dangerous and selfish to take this situation that lightly. The 'we will be fine because we're young' mindset is putting people who aren't young and/or healthy in a lot of danger. You sound stupid and privileged and you need to care more about others. Like now," Grande concluded