‘These New Yorkers Are Signing Up Their Neighbors for the Vaccine’
Reporting by James Estrin in The Bronx.
Brenda Ewell stood beside Tomas Ramos as she knocked on her neighbor’s door. “I’m so happy that you’re here,” Victoria Espiritusanto said, as they signed her up for a Covid vaccine. Last week, I spent time with Ewell, 77, as she helped sign up her other neighbors as well
Ewell told me she “had Covid but for the grace of God, I was only in the hospital for three days.” Now she’s volunteering with the Bronx Rising Initiative, which was founded by Ramos, and is trying to get older residents vaccinated through door-to-door outreach.
“This is so beautiful!” Edith Jackson, 78, told me. “Since March until now I’ve been staying in my home because I have a low immune system.”
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