US Vice President Kamala Harris has stated that her first job was to clean the pipette in her mother’s lab, as she visited the National Institutes of Health headquarters for a second dose of her COVID-19 vaccine.
Her mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris from Chennai, was a breast cancer researcher who died of cancer in 2009. His father Donald Harris is a Jamaican American economics professor.
“When I grow up, our mother will go … we will always know that Mummy was going to this place called Bethesda. Mummy is going to Bethesda, now we are living in California … My mother will go to Bethesda and of course she will be at NIH. I was coming here. She was in the biochemical endocrinology section, “Ms. Harris said Tuesday during her visit to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland.
Recalling his visit to his mother’s laboratory, the US Vice President said: “He was a peer reviewer. My mother had two goals in life: raising her two daughters and ending breast cancer. In fact, one Little known fact is that my first job was cleaning the pipette in my mother’s lab. She would take us there after school and on weekends.
“And in a way I grew up around science, which was taught to me by someone who was very passionate about a gift that is the gift that scientists give us that is the reason for their completion Why the 56-year-old first female vice president can be seen said.
Ms. Harris stated that she has every reason to pursue what is possible to improve human life and condition.
“This is such a great discovery. And the importance of NIH is that it is about an essential function of government. That is to provide for public health. The work that takes place here has one goal: to improve public health. And Importance. Discovering the work happening at NIH is not about profit. It is about people, “she said.
NIH is the top scientific research institute in the United States. Harris was well aware of the work of scientists in the laboratory.
“I know what you do. I know that you work around the clock with experiments that have to be checked every few hours and they don’t care what time this clock is on . I know the work you do and do. Cooperation is needed. I know that the work you are reviewing is work. Certainly some of the most important scientific research publicly funded. Has been done. This is what my mother did, she reviewed the grants.
“And so we have the luxury of being here at this time for the entire fifth day of our administration. Because you see, the NIH was such a big part of my youth, because my mother was there all the time and was very much up to work. Excited, “she said.
Ms. Harris, America’s first black and South Asian vice president, also took over from Mike Pence on January 20.
The first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine was administered to her on 29 December.
America is the most affected country since COVID-19 which has killed more than 420,000 people in the last one year. There are also over 25,293,000 confirmed cases in the country.
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