As she was getting the Covid-19 vaccine, this doctor found out she'd lost her 27th patient to the virus

박사. Valerie Briones-Pryor was among the first in Kentucky to receive the new Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine Monday, but she describes the moment as “씁쓸하다.”

As I was walking to go get my vaccine, I actually had just heard that my 27th patient died, so it was very emotional to get that vaccine yesterday,” 그녀가 말했다.
Briones-Pryor, who has worked in the Covid-19 wings of hospitals in Louisville since March, shared in an interview Tuesday with CNN’s Dana Bash her experience receiving the vaccine, demonstrating the contrast between the hope the vaccine provides with the stark reality of the pandemic’s continued spread.
Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine shipped nationwide to hospitals and health care agencies over the weekend. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear was present as the first doses arrived at the University of Louisville Hospital on Monday morning, and was visibly emotional as he called the vaccinenothing short of a modern, medical miracle.
    The hospital at the time was dealing with a medical emergency. Briones-Pryor told CNN she had transferred a Covid-19 patient into intensive care the day before, and as she departed her wing to receive the vaccine, an alert went out that a patient was in distress.
    A nurse I was talking to said, ‘I hope it’s not her,'” 그녀가 말했다.
    As I was about to walk off the floor, they told me, 그들은 말했다, ‘닥터. Val, it’s our patient.And so as I was walking they texted me and told me that she didn’t make it.
    켄터키, much like the rest of the United States, is confronting a rapid increase in Covid-19 daily infections and deaths. An analysis of Johns Hopkins University Covid-19 data shows Kentucky has frequently averaged more than 3,000 new cases since the start of December, a rate three times higher than its previous peak in mid-October. 에 따르면 Kentucky Public Health, 이상 2,000 Kentuckians have died from Covid-19.
    Briones-Pryor said she appreciated the “기대” the vaccine provided, and said she had no side effects from the injection other than a mild soreness in her upper arm. She urged people to remain diligent with social distancing, wearing masks and taking the vaccine when available.
      To really beat this virus, we have to work together, which means we all have to do the right thing,” 그녀가 말했다.
      We have to take care of each other if we want to get back to some sense of normalcy. That’s what I look forward to, but we can’t get there alone. We need your help.

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