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Canadian nurse turns covid-19 vaccine scrap into art

Intensive Care unit nurse Shawn Toovey (51) is creating pandemic-inspired artworks using plastic medical waste, such as syringes, IV bags and vaccine-vial caps.

Toovey, who works at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, says every vaccine cap ‘symbolises hope’. He doesn’t include personal protection equipment (PPE) or plastics that have come into contact with patients or toxic materials, and ensures that all scrap is thoroughly cleaned.

According to data analytics company Airfinity, the US has the capability to produce almost 4.7 billion doses of the corona virus vaccine up until the end of 2021.

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