20 min

The race to vaccinate - one year later 20-Minute Health Talk

    • Medicine

Today marks one year since Sandra Lindsay became the first American to receive the Covid-19 vaccine outside of clinical trial; catapulting the critical care nurse at LIJ Medical Center into the public eye. She reflects on the lead up to that day and challenges she's faced since. She is joined by Yves Duroseau, MD, chief of emergency medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital, who received his first dose minutes after Sandra, as well as Gregory Zuckerman, who writes about that day and the decades of work that went into the Covid-19 vaccines in his new book, A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine. Each share their experiences addressing vaccine hesitancy and resistance, and commemorate the resilience, stubborn persistence and heroism of the researchers and scientists who worked tirelessly to achieve “one of the proudest moments in human history.”   

Today marks one year since Sandra Lindsay became the first American to receive the Covid-19 vaccine outside of clinical trial; catapulting the critical care nurse at LIJ Medical Center into the public eye. She reflects on the lead up to that day and challenges she's faced since. She is joined by Yves Duroseau, MD, chief of emergency medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital, who received his first dose minutes after Sandra, as well as Gregory Zuckerman, who writes about that day and the decades of work that went into the Covid-19 vaccines in his new book, A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine. Each share their experiences addressing vaccine hesitancy and resistance, and commemorate the resilience, stubborn persistence and heroism of the researchers and scientists who worked tirelessly to achieve “one of the proudest moments in human history.”   

20 min