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Coronavirus in the United States: the first vial of the Covid-19 vaccine enters the museum

“These now historic objects also represent hope for the millions of people affected by the cascading crises generated by the pandemic,” said museum director Anthea Hartig.

The coronavirus has sadly been part of our lives for over a year now. A passage in history materialized by an entry to the museum. Indeed, the vial that contained the first dose of vaccine against Covid-19, administered in the United States on December 14, 2020, has just joined the National Museum of American History in Washington , as part of its collection of objects. linked to the pandemic.

Northwell New York Hospital, of which nurse Sandra Lindsay was the first person  vaccinated in the United States , donated the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine vial used, as well as  the syringe, the vaccination card from the nurse and professional clothes she wore on D-Day, the museum said on its website.

“These now historic objects not only document the remarkable scientific progress (made in the face of the pandemic) but also represent hope for the millions of people affected by the cascading crises generated by the pandemic,” said museum director Anthea Hartig.

The objects will be exhibited during a major exhibition

In absolute terms, the United States is the most bereaved country in the world by the pandemic with more than 528,000 dead and more than 29 million recorded cases , according to figures from Johns Hopkins University. 

Jimmy Curd

Jimmy Curd is a features editor at iPress USA, where He oversees The Broadsheet newsletter and edits the publication’s long-form storytelling, as well as its coverage of gender and business.

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