Long Island, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 ((rezonodwes.com)) – New York City, the megalopolis, currently has nearly 10 million doses administered, but in recent weeks the pace has slowed.
According to the most recent official data, 54.4% of New York’s population (roughly 8.3 million people) is fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, a percentage that rises to 65.5% if you only count the adults.
During a press conference, Mayor De Blasio insisted that vaccination is the only way to ensure the city’s recovery and defended the importance of this type of economic incentive to encourage all citizens .
« In the vaccination centers managed by the city, when you receive your first dose (…) you will receive 100 dollars“, Said the mayor announcing the program, which will begin on Friday.
New York has already offered plenty of incentives of all kinds to encourage vaccinations, ranging from $ 5 million sweepstakes to free burgers and fries.
The distribution of tickets is not new in the United States either, as other cities have used it to boost their vaccination campaigns, especially following the slowdown observed in recent months, when those most interested by vaccination had already received their doses.
Recently, New York and other places and states have also started ordering city workers to get vaccinated or, if they refuse, to submit to a weekly test for covid-19 in the face of the spread. of the delta variant, which causes a further surge in infections.