I Got My First Vaccine Shot Today, A Year After My World Changed

I can finally see light at the end of the tunnel.

Izzie Ramirez
3 min readFeb 24, 2021

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The Wall of Thanks at the Javits Center. Photo by author.
The Wall of Thanks at the Javits Center. Photo by author.

A year ago today was when I had the first real taste of what the coronavirus pandemic would be like. At the time, I was running NYU Local, my school’s news blog, and had just finished a long day of classes when my Slack was buzzing nonstop. NYU told students at its study…

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Izzie Ramirez

Writing about climate, culture & comida wherever I go. Work in: GEN, Bitch Media, VICE, Jezebel, and then some. Medium’s resident Gen Z kid.