New York nurse becomes first American to receive vaccine against COVID-19, says “I trust science”

A critical care nurse, Sandra Lindsay, was the first person in New York City and among the first people in the United States to receive a coronavirus wax on December 14th. , being a black woman, wanted to prove the safety of the shot to those still hesitant about a vaccine. Speaking to the Washington Post, her brother, Garfield Lindsay, revealed that his sister is passionate about people’s health and that she should be an example to get the vaccine is “meaningful” to her.

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In an interview after the vaccination, Sandra said she knows when she wakes up Monday morning that she will get the shot, but has no idea she will be the first person in the United States. She revealed that the vaccine kit to administer the shot “worked perfectly”. She said she trusts science, but what she doesn’t trust gets a coronavirus because she doesn’t know how it will affect her and the people around her to whom she might be able to transmit the virus.

She said it is important for her as a black woman to take the vaccine as a message to those who distrust the medical system because of historical misconduct or because they have suffered medical racism. Sandra said she wants to send the message that science can be trusted and vaccination will not work if only some people shoot. Furthermore, she hopes the sting to her upper left arm will also inspire the other nurses she works with.

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Pentagon chief gets vaccinated against COVID

Meanwhile, after the vaccine was launched, U.S. interim Secretary of Defense and Pentagon chief Christopher Miller on December 14 received a shot of the newly authorized vaccine Pfizer and BioNtech live on camera. The sting was given at the Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., According to a video shared by the Department of Defense. Miller is seen encouraging the Americans to get the vaccine while he jokes, “That’s all ?! Oh, come on! That didn’t hurt at all!”. Meanwhile, the Pentagon said in a press release that it plans to inoculate the military. chiefs live to encourage servants to be vaccinated.

Earlier, as New York City recorded more than 35,000 cases, the director of critical care nursing at Long Island Jewish Medical Center received the vaccine shot at 9:20 a.m. during a news conference with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. The receiving nurse encouraged and paid tribute to the vital workers and doctors when the United States hit the sinister milestone of 300,000 deaths. Meanwhile, the U.S. Health and Human Services announced in a statement that the Trump administration has doubled the order of the total vaccine shots it initially purchased from the pharmaceutical company Moderna Inc. in order worth $ 1.65 billion to fight the pandemic.


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