Sandra Lindsay was the first person to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in the United States. After that, Donald Trump has congratulated the country and the world.
As the first person in the US, a New York nurse was vaccinated against the coronavirus. Thus, after the emergency approval for BioNtech and Pfizer, the rights vaccination campaign has led to the country's history.
Last week the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for supply to priority groups of US citizens. Today the vaccination campaign started.
A nurse in the Intensive Care Unit of a New York hospital has been the first person to receive the drug in the United States, just as Margaret Keenan became the first person to be vaccinated with the same drug in the United Kingdom.
As reported by the governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, the utility has received the vaccine at the Jewish Medical Center on Long Island and has become one of the 50 million people that the United States plans to vaccinate until the end of January. For the month of February, the country plans to vaccinate 100 million individuals.
The start of the vaccination process in the United States has been followed live through an event in which Andrew Cuomo has also participated. During the telematic meeting, the protagonist said: "You do not feel any difference with other vaccines."
Trump congratulates the world
Shortly after this act, the current president of the United States, Donald Trump, has tweeted: "The first vaccine Administered. Congratulations USA! Congratulations world!"
The first to receive the drug in the United States, as in practice the rest of the world, will be health workers and the elderly admitted to nursing homes, as well as their caregivers.
In the United States, vaccinations are received against the coronavirus after an emergency approval. New Yorker Sandra Lindsay was the first person in the country to be vaccinated with the preparation from the Mainz company BioNtech and Waden's US partner Pfizer. The syringe "sounded no different from any other vaccination," she said. "I would be different. I would be different."
The television station CNN has the images live on television. "I want confidence to be built that the vaccination is safe," said Lindsay, the intensive care unit at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens. "We are experiencing a pandemic; we have to lose all of our partial losses. I want every human being to get vaccinated."
Light at the end of the Tunnel
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who attended the vaccination via video conference, spoke of "light at the end of the tunnel." At the same time, he warned that it was still a "long tunnel": "It will take months for the vaccinations to reach a critical mass."
Emergency admission on Friday
The United States is currently experiencing another devastating wave of the pandemic, with peaks in the infected, sick in hospitals and fatalities. Many hospitals report overburdened emergency rooms and a lack of nursing staff for the constantly increasing number of infected people. The vaccine from Biontech and Pfizer received emergency approval from the US FDA on Friday. It is the first Covid-19 vaccination available in the USA to date. Nursing staff and the elderly in particular, should be among the first recipients. According to CNN, it is the largest vaccination campaign in the history of the country; vaccinations should start in all states today.
Vaccinations will also start in Canada today. There the provinces of Quebec and Ontario will make a start. Here, too, only the most vulnerable people are to be vaccinated, including the elderly in long-term care facilities and healthcare workers.