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New York honors pandemic ‘heroes’ with parade

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New York (AFP) – With a ticker-tape parade Wednesday, New York honored its everyday “heroes” who kept the city going through the pandemic and who now hope for recognition that’s more than just symbolic. Hundreds of essential workers marched down the southern stretch of Broadway in Manhattan known as the “Canyon of Heroes,” where parades honoring astronauts, heads of state and sports champions have occurred since the 19th century. Leading the way in the back of a limousine was nurse Sandra Lindsay, who became the first person in the United States to receive a vaccine shot against Covid-19 in mi…

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