what’s in a name?
Millions of people around the world are eagerly waiting for a Covid-19 vaccine as the door closes in our year of hell in fighting the pandemic, but one of the early adopters made headlines due to his very popular name.
The UK has become the first country to introduce a nationwide vaccine schedule, and lucky patients have received their shots overnight, New Zealand time.
First to get the shot, a 90-year-old girl named Margaret Kennan received her first hype but was lucky to have captured the public imagination really.
Enter, theater left, William Shakespeare.
The 81-year-old, from Warwickshire, home of The Bard, sparked a flurry of theatrical activity on social media based on his famous name after he was vaccinated.
Twitter jokes included “taming the flu” and “Corona gentlemen”, with one indication that the British “Covid” response was so far “a comedy of errors.”
One of them joked, “If Margaret Kennan was sick with a vaccine No. 1a, would William Shakespeare be a 2b or not a 2b?”
The United Kingdom is the first Western country to introduce a widely tested and independently reviewed vaccine to the general public. The Covid-19 shot was developed by the American pharmaceutical company Pfizer and the German company BioNTech. Regulators in the United States and the European Union may agree to this in the coming days or weeks.
“all is OK?” Margaret Kennan asked nurse May Parsons. “It’s all over,” the response was answered, with hospital staff applauding and applauding her as she was walking down a corridor on wheels.
“I feel very privileged to be the first person to be vaccinated against Covid-19,” said Kenan, who wore a surgical mask and a blue “Happy Birthday” shirt with a cartoon penguin in a Santa Claus hat. “It’s the best early birthday gift I can wish for because it means I can finally look forward to spending time with my family and friends in the New Year after I’ve been alone for most of the year.”
The noise cheered the nation even for a moment. Authorities have warned that the vaccination campaign will take several months, meaning the painful restrictions that have disrupted daily life and crippled the economy are likely to continue into spring. The UK has seen more than 61,000 deaths in the pandemic – more than any other country in Europe – and has registered more than 1.7 million confirmed cases.
all’s well That ends well.
– additional reports, AP
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