More than 270,000 health-care workers contracted COVID-19 and 915 have died as of mid-December, according to the CDC
Daniel McCarthy watched a Queens, N.Y. nurse’s televised COVID-19 vaccination Monday to become the first New Yorker with the vaccine and among the earliest ranks with the shot.
One emotion welled inside McCarthy: Relief.
“The vaccine sends the message we are gaining control...
They don’t wear colorful costumes, or swing from the rooftops or climb tall buildings without a rope. They don’t go by catchy monikers like Captain America or Black Panther.
But every day, in communities across our nation, they do perform heroic work, often at great risk to themselves, to care for patients with a highly contagious illness.
THEY are nurses.
In 2020, COVID-19 has swept through the U.S.,...