BY SEREN MORRIS
French health minister Olivier Véran is the latest politician to share a photo of himself receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, joining what is turning out to be the strangest thirst-trap trend of 2021.
His tweet amassed more than 19,000 likes and more than 4,000 retweets in 24 hours.
The minister’s photo was widely shared as male politicians attract attention for posting (at least partly) shirtless photos of themselves receiving the vaccine.
French Health Minister Olivier Veran promoting vaccine uptake as part of “Operation Smolder” pic.twitter.com/uLrBsEBFwB— Esther Choo MD MPH (@choo_ek) February 9, 2021
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With three viral photos so far—and it’s only February—there may just be enough photos of shirtless politicians getting vaccinated by the end of the year to make Twitter users’ dreams a reality.
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