Trump has done almost nothing to convince skeptical Americans to get vaccinated

But only half of Republicans say they’d get vaccinated. Trump, who holds enormous sway with his base, could theoretically reach some of those people.

The other side: Trump has not been a reliable source of pandemic information over the last nine months, and that’s led to some skepticism that his involvement would be helpful.

“Respected public icons — and Trump is not one of them — are going to be important to persuade the public to take safe and effective vaccines. But they have to know what they’re talking about,” said John Moore, a professor at Cornell University.

What we’re watching: The Department of Health and Human Services is launching a $250 million public health education campaign, part of which will focus on vaccine acceptance.