Apple Is Updating An Emoji Because Of COVID

Apple is updating the syringe emoji because of the Covid vaccine. 

Instead of the syringe being filled with blood, now it's filled with a clear blue liquid.

According to Emojipedia, there is a consistent demand for an emoji to represent the one hope out of the pandemic of the past year: vaccination.

A good emoji can stand in for multiple purposes, and the issue with showing blood in the syringe emoji is the unnecessary limitation. Removing the specific liquid inside allows for versatility.