President Joe Biden announced his administration intends to press businesses and sports leagues to give people discounts on merchandise and tickets if they get coronavirus vaccines, aiming to reach skeptics in search of herd immunity.
With the rate of shots going into arms slowing each day, the president and his team are entering a new phase of their vaccine campaign by trying to convince tens of millions of people to change their minds and get their jabs. This comes as some experts warn that at the current rate, the country will fall short of hitting herd immunity.
The World Health Organization defines the often-bandied term this way: “indirect protection from an infectious disease that happens when a population is immune either through vaccination or immunity developed through previous infection.”
“We’re working with major businesses like grocery stores to provide special deals, like discounts to shoppers who