The best photo I saw this week was a selfie of my stepdad who just received his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. of the vaccine, they gave him a sticker that said, "I got the vaccine!
As the vaccine rollout continues, clinics and distribution centers are working.The country is adopting things like stickers and even selfie stations adorned with colorful backgrounds to help people celebrate the snap.
Selfie stations are set up as colored backgrounds, often with pro-vaccine messages tiled with the name of the health care provider . It 'sa good branding. And okay, if a suitable social media background helped create popular restaurants , there is no reason why they couldn't work for vaccination sites too.
Extra bonus - if vaccines are administered in a health care facility, this gives people a designated space to take photos without compromisinge other patients. privacy.
Vaccine stickers and selfies can increase confidence in vaccines . Just like "I voted ", the stickers were designed to remind people about election day, " I got vaccinated "st ickers are designed to help people to see immunization efforts taking place in their own community.
In December, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed stickers for health workers to wear after being vaccinated. As they were among the first people in the country to be vaccinated, the stickers were a way facile for workers to start conversations about vaccines with their patients and colleagues - some of whom might hesitate to get vaccinated .
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Ready-to-wear immunization celebrations are also a way of deterring people from sharing their vaccine cards on social media. These may contain personal information, and publish photos of them can help you scam crooks . A photo of your self-vaccinated with a sticker, on the other hand, doesn't pose as much of a privacy risk.
The stickers can serve the same purpose outside the health care industry too. But also; they are super fun. Typing on a sticker is a ca chance to visually celebrate at a time when there was so little to enjoy. So take a selfie to share with the world. Of course, there are public health benefits to make visible vaccination. It 's also a pure joy .
I am not yet eligible to receive the vaccine where I am, and I probably will not be for a long time. But after seeing so much death and suffering over the past year, it only brings me hope and happiness to see the relief in people's eyes after they have been vaccinated.
Other people have taken charge of their immunization celebrations. Not satisfied with the official offers, they dress their best , put glitter , and even bringing fun bandages to patch up after the shot. Vaccinated people still can't throw a big party without a mask - but they can celebrate a small, memorable victory. fantastic.
There are still too few people vaccinated here in the US and around the world. The rollout has been disordered and frustrating and inequitable . It still is. Governments can still do much better. But more and more people are getting vaccinated every day. In fact, Friday established vaccination registries in the US and the EU.
Without a doubt, it 's something to celebrate.
Here is what happened this week.
The coronavirus is threatening to come back. Here's how to stop it.
The number of vaccines is increasing, as are the variants of the coronavirus. pandemic is not yet over, but there are ways to make this next phase better than the previous one. (Apoorva Mandivalli / The New York Times)
Coronavirus reinfection will soon become our reality
As the virus evolves and time passes, it is likely that we will see more re-infections from the coronavirus. Here is how it might work. (Katherine J. Wu / The Atlantic)
Coronavirus spreads easily in gyms when people are not wearing masks
A new CDC report this week looked at gym-related COVID-19 outbreaks. virus to spread easily. (Amina Kahn / The Los Angeles Times)
Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine supported by an FDA Committee
A single blow v accine got the unanimous green light from an FDA committee on Friday. The meeting came after an earlier FDA report posted earlier this week confirmed Johnson and Johnson's findings regarding their vaccine. (Nicole Wetsman / The Verge)
Moderna ready-to-test version of COVID-19 vaccine targeting worrying variant
Moderna is preparing to test a version of their vaccine that directly targets a particular strain of the virus. The company's existing vaccine does not work as well against this variant, so they are developing a new version. (Damian Garde and Matthew Herper / STAT)
Growing evidence that COVID-19 vaccines can reduce transmission, explained
When testing vaccines, companies looked to see if vaccines could keep people from getting sick. And all licensed vaccines do a great job of keeping people out of hospital and alive. But large clinical trials weren't designed to examine how well they can prevent them. people spread the disease from person to person. This is a big question that researchers (and everyone) are eager to find out. (Kelsey Piper / Vox)
- Irin Carmon writes about her experience as COVID vaccination site bouncer in Brooklyn for Intelligencer.
Aux more than 113,507,393 people around the world who have tested positive, may your road to recovery be smooth.
To the families and friends of the 2,519,257 people who have died around the world - 510,467 of them in the United States - your loved ones are not forgotten.
Stay safe, everyone.