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'Healing is coming': First Americans vaccinated as US death toll passes 300,000

Reuters

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Modified 15 Dec 2020, 2:15 am

A New York City intensive care unit nurse on Monday became the first person in the United States to receive a coronavirus vaccine, calling it a sign that “healing is coming,” as the nation’s Covid-19 death toll crossed a staggering 300,000 lives lost.

Sandra Lindsay, who has treated some of the sickest Covid-19 patients for months, was inoculated at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in the New York City borough of Queens, an early epicentre of the country’s coronavirus outbreak, receiving applause on a live-stream with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

“It didn’t feel any different from taking any other vaccine,” Lindsay said. “I feel hopeful today, relieved. I feel like healing is coming. I hope this marks the beginning of the end of a very painful time in our history...

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