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Heroes of Our Vaccination Sites: A ‘Thank You’ To Our Service Men & Women

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On Thursday, I was able to get vaccinated and I couldn’t help but be thankful to the men and women who helped to make it happen.

When I arrived at the Greenbelt Metro Station, the big white tents were the first thing I saw.  I could see them from the highway driving up. As expected, the line spilled out into the street but within minutes, I realized what was making it move quick: the leadership of our armed forces. It made an anxious moment calm and created an environment that was comfortable for us all. Heroes in motion.

“When they put their uniform on … they are going to take care of their neighbors. There is purpose to the long hours; there is meaning behind the sacrifice because we realize that every vaccination is a new opportunity and a new way out of our current COVID crisis,” said Lt. Col. Jeffrey Woolford.

Thank you to our service men and women who have taken up another sacrifice for us. We appreciate your efforts to organize vaccine distribution, a mission that surprised us all. In fact, thank you to everyone working at vaccine sites across the state. Your labor is not in vain.

U.S gets closer to the ambitious vaccine goals.

If it feels like a race, it’s because it is. The U.S, under the lead of President Biden, set out on an ambitious goal of 200 million shots in his first 100 days of office. On Sunday, it was reported that half of U.S adults have received at least one shot. Pushing the country closer to success.

Israel currently leads the world in vaccination with a rate of 119.2 vaccinations per 100 people. “The U.S. also trails the United Arab Emirates, Chile and the United Kingdom, which is vaccinating at a rate of 62 doses per 100 people,” writes The Associated Press. The U.S is currently vaccinating its adults at about 61.2 shots per 100 people.

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