New York intensive care nurse Sandra Lindsay, the first person in the US to receive the coronavirus vaccine, told “America’s Newsroom” that the nation must “unite to end this pandemic once and for all.”
After receiving the first dose on Monday, Lindsay, an ICU nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens, told host Sandra Smith that she is feeling “great.”
“It’s unreal,” she said of the cover of the New York Post, “but I’m happy to represent health workers and nurses around the world.”
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Dr. Michelle Chester, the company director of employee health services at Northwell Health, delivered the photo at an event that went live stream.
“People have a lot of fear and anxiety about taking the vaccine and my message to them is not to be afraid because the alternative is much worse,” said Lindsay. “I’ve seen too much pain, too much suffering, too many people who have died as a result of COVID-19 and so I support science. I believe in science. I trust science and I don’t trust COVID-19. . “
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“It was important to me,” she added, “and especially to send a message to the minority community – Hispanics, Latinos, Blacks – who are mostly hard hit but still distrust based on history.”
Shortly after the recording, President Trump tweeted that the first vaccine had been administered but did not specify further.
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Lindsay told New York Governor Andrew Cuomo that the shot “felt no different” from any other vaccine she had received.
“We have to keep fighting. The finish line is near,” Lindsay told Fox News. “The light is brighter at the end of the tunnel, but we must do our part, and we must unite to end this pandemic once and for all.”