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Yo-Yo Ma played a surprise concert for a clinic during his post-vaccination waiting period
Leslie Drager, the lead clinical manager for the vaccination site, said that when Ma started to play, the whole place went quiet.
“It was so weird how peaceful the whole building became, just having a little bit of music in the background,” said Drager, who is the lead public health nurse for Berkshire Public Health Alliance.
She said the vaccination site has nine stations of nurses administering doses. On Saturday, 1,102 shots were administered — all second doses. Ma arrived toward the end of the day.
Hilary Bashara, a nurse administering vaccinations at the clinic, said she administered both of Ma’s doses.
The first time, Bashara said, she noticed Ma as he took in his surroundings.
“Most people, they are busy, they’re sort of anxious and waiting — he was different,” she said. “I just watched his face, and he was looking about the room and his face generated such warmth, it felt like he was smiling under his mask. When he got up to where I was, he was like, ‘Thank you so much for being here.’ ”
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