New York Nurse Becomes First US Recipient of the COVID-19 Vaccine | 22 Words

A New York nurse named Sandra Lindsay has been the first person to receive the highly anticipated COVID-19 vaccine.

But it seems the news has solicited some serious mixed reactions...

The update that we've been waiting months for is finally

here... A vaccine for the deadly coronavirus has finally been issued to a woman in New York.

American pharmaceutical company Pfizer had been tirelessly working on a vaccine...

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And it's ready to distribute.

This is unbelievably exciting news...

But what's even more exciting is the promised effectiveness of the new vaccine.

Now, of course, 2020 has been nothing short of terrible.

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The coronavirus pandemic took the entire planet hostage back in March and things have been diabolical, to say the least.

Originating in Wuhan, China, the virus spread across the world at an alarming rate...

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And right now, there are currently 72,859,198 cases of the virus.

Over 1.6 million people have tragically died as a result...

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And even more alarmingly so, the United States of America is the worst affected country in the world - with more than 300,000 deaths alone.

Many believe the terribly high number of deaths could have been prevented...

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If certain individuals listened to the experts and practiced social distancing and mask-wearing!

There's no denying how unprepared the entire world was for this pandemic...

And Donald Trump's eagerness to tone down the virus didn't at all go to plan.

And even when the president tested positive for COVID himself...

He continued to play it down and insist that we can simply "live with the virus."

This was extremely alarming for many to hear from one of the most powerful leaders in the world...

And it got us all wondering... What's the progress with the much-needed vaccine?

Pharmaceutical organizations from all around the world have been working tirelessly to create a vaccine...

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But, to begin with, they didn't have much luck.

However, today seems to finally be the day that brings us some good news.

American multinational pharmaceutical corporation, Pfizer and German biotechnology company, BioNTech have been working on a coronavirus vaccine for the last few months.

And as for the results so far?

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Well, they're looking so good that some countries have started distributing the COVID vaccine out to their citizens - including today's first vaccine in the US.

But it seems as if the news has gained a mixed reaction.

Sandra Lindsay, a nurse from Queens, New York, has been the first person to receive the vaccine in the US today.

"I hope this marks the beginning of the end of a very painful time in our history," she shared.

"I feel hopeful today."

"I want to instill public confidence that the vaccine is safe, we're in a pandemic and so we all need to do our part to put an end to the pandemic and not give up so soon."

"What I don't trust is if I contract COVID, I don't know how it will impact me or those I will come in contact with."

"So I encourage everyone to take the vaccine. There is light at the end of the tunnel, but we still need to wear our masks and social-distance."

Things are looking up, guys.

Let's just hope this vaccine is as effective as we're hoping. Keep scrolling to see how one nurse was fired after she bragged about breaking COVID rules...