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ICU Nurse First in New York, and Likely the Country, Receives COVID-19 Vaccine

ICU Nurse First in New York, and Likely the Country, Receives COVID-19 Vaccine

Let’s do this, people.

Lond Island Jewish Medical Center ICU nurse Sandra Lindsey became the first New Yorker, and likey the country, to receive Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.


After the shot was administered, Lindsey said she felt well.

“I’m feeling well,” she said. “I would like to thank all the frontline workers, all my colleagues who been working during this pandemic, all over the world, I am hopeful today, relieved — I feel like healing is coming, and I hope this marks the beginning of the end of a painful time in our history. I want to instill public confidence that the vaccine is safe. We’re in a pandemic and we all need to do our part to put an end to the pandemic and not give up too soon.”

Gov. Cuomo joined via Zoom for the moment, congratulating Lindsey for making history.

“It was a modern day battlefield and that’s why the word hero is so appropriate for what you did,” Gov. Cuomo said. “You put your fear aside and you spend every day to serve others.”

COVID-19 vaccine shipments began Sunday night to all 50 states:

The first shipments were said to arrive in 145 distribution centers Monday across 50 states, with an additional 425 sites getting shipments Tuesday and the remaining 66 on Wednesday. The vaccine, co-developed by German partner BioNTech, is being doled out based on each state’s adult population.

Health care workers and nursing home residents will receive the “first of almost 3 million shots.”

Remember to always talk to your doctor before getting any vaccine. I have a compromised immune system, but my rheumatologist told me to wait until she knows if it is safe for me to take it. More than likely it is, but it doesn’t hurt to wait until the doctor is 100% certain.

Also, get your flu shot! And if you qualify (not everyone needs it, but people like me do) get your pneumonia shot!


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Bitterlyclinging | December 14, 2020 at 11:03 am

And skin color uber alles.
How diverse we are.

    henrybowman in reply to Bitterlyclinging. | December 14, 2020 at 11:21 am

    Think Tuskegee syphilis study.
    Hysterical accusations of guinea-pigism from the loony left in 3… 2..

      MattMusson in reply to henrybowman. | December 14, 2020 at 12:09 pm

      Too Late. I read yesterday that certain States were considering a non-religious exemption from vaccination of people of color because of the history medical exploitation or non-whites.

      I would ordinarily expect that in these politically correct times, but this is the covid vaccine. Almost any side effect short of death I expect to be covered up.

    May she rest in peace. (By the look on her face, she’s succumbing to that vaccine rather quickly.)

    There’s probably just saline in that syringe.

    Until Bill Gates, Fauci, Biden, Harris, Obama and the rest of the malignant toads in that circle take a Covid vaccine whose contents (via the chain of custody) that can be proved by a Trump supporter, no one believes any of this.

    Tommy Two Gears in reply to Bitterlyclinging. | December 14, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    My exact thoughts as well. Black & female ICU nurse getting shot from black & female nurse. Can we demonstrate any more anti-whiteness?

    There are 150% more negroid folk where she is. But if you’re concerned about the disparity, everyone in the WH is scheduled to get the next dose.

    Curious how the executive branch – the ones who denied, ignored, and then misled us on the seriousness of the virus which infected more people – is first in line for the cure.

      randian in reply to Kyoshi. | December 15, 2020 at 10:43 pm

      First, a vaccine isn’t a cure for anything. Second, he was right to minimize the threat of covid. It isn’t dangerous if you aren’t already sick or infirm (the elderly being by definition infirm, even if they appear to be in sound health).

Doesn’tlook like me so I guess it’s not for me. Isn’t that the entire marketing scheme these days?

Bitterlyclinging | December 14, 2020 at 11:09 am

Just like having black soldiers leading incurions into German controlled territories in France after D-Day.
Rewriting history every waking second in pursuit of political correctness.
Which one of the Iwo Jima flag raisers would you have replaced with a negro face?
Ira Hayes? Harold Schulz? Mike Stranck? Harlon Block? Renee Gagnon? Franklin Sousley?

If I get the vaccine at all, it would be months from now at a minimum – after several million other people get the shot and I see how it affects them.

I’m sure the gal was telling the truth about “feeling fine” but can you IMAGINE if she passed out and dropped like a sack of potatoes? What a hoot!

I’m halfway thinkin’ she was just given a dose of water. They could NOT take any chances on the very first one.

There is another rationale for this photo. The black and hispanic subgroups of the NY population are being hit harder by the disease, and black people, especially, are suspicious of the medical establishment.

It has something to do with blacks being used as the subjects unethical syphilis subjects in the past, and vaccine-induced polio in Africa at present. It doesn’t help that Bill Gates has continued his father’s relationship with Planned Parenthood, and has been accused of using vaccines as a means to sterilize large swaths of undesirable populations.

Of course, today’s San Diego Union-Tribune carried a nasty article from one of their vendors announcing that the White House staff would be getting the vaccine sooner than others, as if this were some sort of privilege, although DJT himself said that he’d just as soon have higher priority groups get it first. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

My hackles are up because there appear to be people who want to make the vaccines mandatory, particularly for children, even though the real issues about hyper-immune response and interference with both male and female fertility remain unsettled.

For me, the balance of risks would suggest that vulnerable populations, namely the aged and infirm, should be vaccinated, but children and child-bearing-age adults should not.

To me, it is extremely telling that both the CDC and some of the States have insisted that the known means of treating this disease be confined to a hospital setting. They have “doctors” diagnose this disease, and send people home untreated, allegedly because they don’t know if old, well-known, well-tolerated therapies (zinc, hydroxychloroquine, Quercetin, and Ivermectin, C, D and selenium) are safe.

Our clinicians have done wonderful, creative work, using old tools to devise viable, safe treatments for this disease. Somehow, the CDC and some States insist that we must destroy our economy, and use other, ineffective means (gloves, masks) instead.

It does not make medical sense, or economic sense. They are not acting in our interest.

Oh, and some of these people want to kill ethnic subgroups. Dr. Carol Baker, Chair of the CDC’s immunizations practices advisory committee, should be fired and humiliated.

    It doesn’t help that Harris herself was expressing considerable skepticism over vaccination during the campaign. If a million people heard her and don’t get their vaccination, and ten percent catch Covid because of that, how many deaths will the media hold her responsible for?

    Zero. It’s a trick question. They’ll never hold a (D) responsible for anything.

    rdmdawg in reply to Valerie. | December 14, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    Men are also getting hit harder than women. I don’t see these shitbags putting men at the front of the line.

    Joe-dallas in reply to Valerie. | December 14, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    “although DJT himself said that he’d just as soon have higher priority groups get it first.”

    Trump got Covid in October – so he already has immunity. A large segment of the current white house staff got covid, so the need to vaccinate the white house staff is greatly reduced.

Whoopie. We are all saved now. We have a hastily approved vaccine for a virus which is 99.97% survivable. The apocalypse has been avoided. Geez.

If people wan to get immunized for against this virus, knock yourself out. We are all behind you. Real world testing of vaccines is always a good thing. But, all vaccines have side effects. So, you have to weigh the pros and cons of taking them. And, IMHO, we do not have nearly enough information on the side effects, particularly the long term side effects, of these vaccines to take them for a virus which is little more serious than the flu, unless you have some pressing need. Remember, the medial profession ws wrong, about this virus, far more than it was right.

      gonzotx in reply to txvet2. | December 14, 2020 at 1:00 pm

      My cousin was paralyzed from the neck down at 16 from polio, which eventually took her life

      Our Uncle died of Polio at age 13
      The vaccine was out 2 years when my cousin got polio, one would think her mother would have taken her children to be vaccinated…

      I never got over ^

        rdmdawg in reply to gonzotx. | December 14, 2020 at 1:19 pm

        Polio was a tragic disease, and its vaccine was much celebrated. Fortunately, the Kung Flu is not Polio II and its vaccine is a much more radical mRNA thing.

        Mac45 in reply to gonzotx. | December 14, 2020 at 1:45 pm

        A little history here.

        Polio was a terrible disease, not because it was deadly [the fatality rate for polio, in the US, was between 500 and 3000 a year] but because of the terrible paralytic effects which occurred in the majority of the cases [5000-25000 per year]. The Salk vaccine was developed and approved for use in 1955. It was an inactive polio virus vaccine. The only real side effects, other than noon-virus related allergic reactions, was an outbreak of 220,000 vaccine related cases in 1955 due to a bath of the vaccine in which the virus was still alive. This put a damper on its use for the next 2-3 years. Since then the polio cases induced by the Salk vaccine has been zero.

        Now, the newer Sabin oral vaccine is a live virus vaccine. Its efficacy is better than that of the dead virus vaccines, but it does produce vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis (VAPP). The VAPP rate is 1:760,000, resulting in approximately 10 cases per year. The VAPP rate from secondary exposure to a vaccinated patient is 1:1.2 million case. Though n insignificant number, in term of the population of the US, it is still meaningful for those afflicted by VAPP.

          Joe-dallas in reply to Mac45. | December 14, 2020 at 2:06 pm

          A few other notes on the oral polio vaccine.

          1) The mass distribution / vaccination didnt really start until 1962/1963 as I recall. The distribution was typically a mass vaccination. In my case, it was at the local high school, and there was probably 10,000 vaccinated over the 2 days.

          2) it is thought that the oral polio vaccine has some small cross immunity with Covid. The death rate from Covid for individuals under age 65 is close to zero. For ages 65-75, the IFR is 4-5% and +10% for those over age 75. It is also speculated that those individuals over age 15 or never fully developed immunity from polio and correspondingly dont have any cross immunity from covid that younger generations developed.

          3) 1918 spanish flu. The death rate from the spanish flu was heavy across all age groups except for individuals over age 55. The reason was the 1873-1875 flu epidemic. Individuals under age 55 never had develop immunity.

          The point is that developing immunity is the why to attack covid. hiding from it is the worse possible plan.

          fortunately, a vaccine has been developed. whether it will be effective remains to be seen. Supposedly, it has to be kept at Minus 95f, If so, then the logistical problems will result in a lot of bad batches being given.

        txvet2 in reply to gonzotx. | December 14, 2020 at 6:34 pm

        I knew kids who had polio too. This isn’t polio, and the relative success of polio (and smallpox) vaccine has nothing to do with flu shots.

    henrybowman in reply to Mac45. | December 14, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    “The apocalypse has been avoided.”

    Except that after you’ve taken the vaccine you’ll still have to wear a mask, social distance, and keep your business shut down, because reasons and shut up.

So the news this morning reported the expected deliveries of the vaccine like it was the most important event EVER in world history, like the Second Coming of the, um, you know, the Thing. The reporters were all so glowingly, gushingly enthusiastic about how the vaccine is a miracle that will save mankind from certain horror (without one word about Trump’s role). And for some reason, I kept thinking that the whole scene was exactly like that Twilight Zone episode — To Serve Man. Everyone was so excited about the wonderful future they would have now that beings from another planet had come to help us. You remember how THAT turned out, don’t you?

2nd Ammendment Mother | December 14, 2020 at 12:17 pm

Really, because I thought all those test trial subjects were the first people to get the vaccines….. those are your real heros.

“ICU Nurse First in New York, and Likely the Country, Receives COVID-19 Vaccine”

OK, but what about the human guinea pigs participating at the clinical trials???

“”Let’s do this, people.””

“”my rheumatologist told me to wait””

So, shots for thee but not for me. I’m trying to think of a polite way to tell you what I think of that sentiment.

Looking at all the faces of the soldiers who went ashore on D-Day or Iwo Jima makes me realize what “white priviledge” really is. Regarding Bill Gates vaccine, what could go wrong?

She looks young and of child bearing years. They are warning. pregnant women and those who wish to become pregnant within 2 years not to take it. Doesn’t that make you wonder?
Genetic manipulation=?????

    gonzotx in reply to lc. | December 14, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    2 months, not 2 years

    I have heard 3 months, never 2 years

    Geologist in reply to lc. | December 14, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    I am guessing that if she gets pregnant, Planned Parenthood will take care of it for her, as part of the genocidal plan. So the vaccine is probably OK for her — the baby will be murdered in any event.

OleDirtyBarrister | December 14, 2020 at 12:59 pm

The early release vaccines are experimental, new wave mRNA (Messenger RNA) based vaccines and less is known about them. Anyone that wants one can have my share.

Sanofi and GSK are developing a recombinant DNA vaccine that is more like a flu shot and is likely to have fewer and less serious side effects. It may not stimulate an antibody and T-cell response as well in tests, who knows. But mitigating the down side is always a consideration.

Unfortunately, they just announced a delay in it to make changes to stimulate a better response in older people.

    “Unfortunately, they just announced a delay in it to make changes to stimulate a better response in older people.”

    Has Cuomo been stuffing the suggestion box again?

Just saying there are vaccines amd there are vaccines

The Friendly Grizzly | December 14, 2020 at 3:42 pm

What they are not telling you is: before the shot she was a blond, blue-eyed male.

Let’s do this? What, are you crazy?

Not the headline I’d expect from LI.