Now, she's going down in history for her role in the fight against COVID-19.
She was also awarded the "Outstanding American by Choice" award from U.S.
Citizenship and Immigration Services, which recognizes naturalized citizens who have made "significant contributions to our country," Mr. Biden said, adding that she "represented the very best of us all.".
"If there are any angels in heaven ... having spent a lot of time in the ICU, they're all nurses — male and female.
Sandra Lindsay, a critical care nurse in NYC, is the first person in New York to get a COVID-19 vaccine in a non-trial setting.
He added that she also became the first person in America to become fully vaccinated outside of clinical trials.
Many are concerned that the Delta variant, which is known to be more contagious, could devastate vulnerable populations that are not vaccinated. »