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Post Vaccine Happy Dance: Not Just Showing Off

Added 04-17-21 08:07:02am EST - “People are using social media to proclaim joy at getting a jab. And that's not just boasting. Even in a world of vaccine inequity, these celebratory tweets and videos carry a vital message.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Post Vaccine Happy Dance: Not Just Showing Off”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

That's how Gurdeep Pandher marked his vaccine milestone. By doing the bhangra, a traditional dance that originated in Punjab, India, on an iced-over lake in Canada's Yukon territory.

His first video drew more than 3 million views on YouTube and Twitter And now he's done it again after dose number 2.

Pandher is part of a growing wave of vaccine celebrations via social media. But all this online joy does raise a nagging question: How can people be so happy when much of the world doesn't have any access to a vaccine at all? Before we get to that point, let's look at some of the creative ways in which people are announcing their vaccinations.

On March 22, Evan Manivong, a member of the University of Illinois' men's gymnastic team whipped out a white card after achieving a career high score in his successful routine during a meet against Minnesota. People wondered what the white card was all about. He tweeted that it was his vaccination card and urged everyone to get their jab. The tweet has gone viral.

Illinois gymnast @evanmanivong pulled out his vaccination card to encourage people to get the vaccine after his routine ????(via @IlliniMGym)pic.twitter.com/sFnDc5LqFe

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