Sign of Hope: 90 Year Old U.K. Woman Gets First Clinically-Approved Pfizer Vaccine; But U.S. Cases Sharply Rising

90 year old Margaret Keenan became the first person in the world to get a clinically-approved Covid-19 vaccine at 6:31 A.M. Tuesday. The Pfizer/BioNTech shot offers promise to a world that is grappling with a deadly virus with no cure that has killed hundreds of thousands of people across the globe–with more deaths sure to come.

In the U.S., both the infection and death rates are on the rise. The country has recorded over 100,000 new cases each day since the start of November. And the numbers are not decreasing as many people go on about their lives as if Covid is a thing of the past–or doesn’t exist at all.

As of Tuesday, the U.S. is approaching 15 million known cases of Covid-19.

Meanwhile, health experts are urging the public to reamin vigilant by wearing masks and maintaining social distancing while also keeping hands washed and frequently used items sanitized.

While the general U.S. population is not expected to have access to any of the several vaccines soon to be expected to hit the market until spring or early summer 2021, there is hope that the incoming Biden/Harris administration will offer the kind of leadership needed to combat the virus–the kind of leadership President Donald Trump failed to show as deaths skyrocketed from the virus.

Recently, President-elect Joe Biden said he would “ask”–not mandate–Americans to wear masks for the first 100 days of his term in office.

Joe Biden will be sworn into office as the nation’s 46th President on January 20.

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