“I’m in the approved age group for this batch of vaccines, and I was waiting in line with others.”
Martha Stewart received the COVID vaccine yesterday at the holistic care center she opened two years ago in New York. She decided to share the news in a post on Instagram along with a video of herself getting the shot.
“I assume the rich come first,” one commenter wrote. “I like and have followed you for over 30 years, but it’s not [right]. “
“How the hell is Martha considered the front line ???” wondered another commentator.
Several commentators noted that Martha was able to receive the vaccine before vulnerable members of their families were:
And a couple of health workers in the comments shared that they have not yet been able to get the vaccine:
Basically, people just had lots of questions about how Martha was able to get the vaccine so quickly and called her privilege as a likely factor. (I mean, she was vaccinated at a medical center literally named after her, so there is almost certainly truth in this argument.)
Well, Martha has now addressed this critique in the caption of her post.
“I am so proud and grateful to the doctors, nurses and medical staff who are going through the bureaucracy and confusion of distributing these very important vaccines,” Martha wrote. “I’m excited to have received my dose and look forward to the booster.”
“The doctors told me that 10,000 applications were received by Mount Sinai just after the state released this batch of vaccines. Here is the scientific progress and a heartfelt thank you to those working on the vaccines. We all hope for an end to this. pandemic. “
And Martha ended her message by replying to those who suggested she “jumped in the queue” by receiving her shot.
“To allay your concerns that I came across the line, know that I’m in the approved age group for this batch of vaccines, and I was waiting in line with others.”
You can check out Martha’s full answer below:
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