Michael Stipe and Mike Mills of R.E.M. and Vanessa Briscoe Hay of Pylon are helping to encourage residents of Athens, Georgia to get vaccinated against COVID. All three have recorded PSAs for local public radio station WUGA, which you can listen to here.
Like his PSA from much earlier in the pandemic, Stipe plays off R.E.M.'s "It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" in one of his messages, saying, "it may seem like the end of the world as we know it as coronavirus numbers continue to climb, but there is something we can do to keep our friends and loved ones healthy. The coronavirus vaccine is safe, it's easy to get and it protects against serious illness and death. I got my shots, and now that I've done what I can to protect those around me, well, I feel fine."