William Shakespeare, RIP


Just shy of 6 months after he became the second person in the UK to receive a Covid-19 vaccine (he got the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine), William “Bill” Shakespeare passed away on May 26, 2021.

Shakespeare became famous on December 8, 2020 when he received his first Covid vaccine jab. It was a momentous occasion for him, as well as everyone in the UK and around the world. That he shared the same name as Britain’s most famous playwright made the event more meaningful. Since then and as of today, at least 23 million people in the UK have been fully vaccinated against the Covid-19. As we say goodbye to Bill Shakespeare in 2021, let’s look to the old bard himself to sign off.

“We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.”

—William Shakespeare, (The Tempest, Act 4, Scene 1)