Joe Biden offers free beer to encourage people for coronavirus vaccination
Washington : US President Joe Biden has announced free beer for the Americans who get themselves vaccinated against coronavirus before July 4 holiday. Speaking from the White House, Biden is set to update the nation on the vaccination rollout and his plans to get 70% of adults partially vaccinated by Independence Day.
The latest incentive announced is an addition to offers like cash giveaways, sports tickets or paid leave, to keep up the pace of Americans getting shots.
The White House said Biden’s “month of action” will continue to use public and private-sector partnerships to encourage Americans to roll up their sleeves, drawing in businesses, social media influencers, colleges, celebrities and community organizations to help spread the word about the benefits of vaccination and to encourage them to get shots.
Till date 62.8 per cent of the total American population has received at least single dose of coronavirus vaccine and 133.6 million are full vaccinated.
The rate of new vaccinations has slowed again to an average below 600,000 per day, down from more than 800,000 per day when incentives like lotteries were announced, and down from a peak of nearly 2 million per day in early April when demand for shots was much higher.