Nevada will soon be the latest state to offer incentive programs aimed at encouraging more people to be vaccinated against the new coronavirus as immunization rates slow down across the United States.
Governor Steve Sisolak did not provide details on the incentives the state offers, but said Tuesday that he would release more information about the program later next week.
The state offers cash, lottery tickets, scholarships, and even guns in the hope that more bullets will hit the arm of the inhabitants.
Immunization rates have slowed to the levels last seen in late January, rolling Joe Biden’s goal of vaccination of at least 70% of adults by July 4th. The chances of missing an out are increasing.
According to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United States has administered approximately 1 million daily doses over the past 7 days, down from a peak of 3.4 million in mid-April.
As of Tuesday, more than 164 million Americans over the age of 18, or 63.8% of the adult population, have received at least one injection. About 53% of adults are fully vaccinated.
Nevada ranks 32nd out of 50 states, with 58.3% of the adult population receiving at least one vaccination.
West Virginia ranks 45th, with 49.8% of adult populations vaccinated, trying to raise the bar for vaccination through prizes such as cash lottery, custom rifles, pickup trucks, hunting and fishing licenses. is. Governor Jim Justice said 70,000 West Virginia citizens had registered for the gift.
Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to the White House, said Tuesday that the United States needs to continue to vaccinate more people to prevent the Delta variant from becoming the predominant form of coronavirus in the country. Was.
According to Fauci, the Delta subspecies, which was first discovered in India and accounts for the majority of new infections in the United Kingdom, accounts for about 6% of cases in the United States.
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