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Kovid-19: New York pays $ 500 for vaccine recipients

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New York City announced this Wednesday (28) that anyone can receive $ 100 after taking the first dose of the vaccine. Covid-19. The incentive equivalent to R $ 517 of the current conversion will be valid from this Friday (30).

According to the data of Citywide Immune Registry, About 41% of New York residents have not yet been vaccinated. So far, only 59.2% of residents have received at least the first dose of the immunizing agent.

The activity is taking place in the midst of increasing expansion Delta variant In the country. This Tuesday (27) the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced that even those who have been fully vaccinated should wear masks in areas with “significant or high” transmission of the virus.

According to a health agency map, all five cities in New York City have “substantial” community transmissions. Therefore, the new recommendations also apply to the municipality.

Last Monday (May 26), Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city’s public service staff would be vaccinated by September 13. If this does not happen, employees will undergo weekly Covid-19 inspections.

Economists believe the economic stimulus will increase the number of vaccines.Source: Samantha Lee / Business Insider

Experts approve of the promotion

U.S. economists oppose the idea of ​​economic stimulus to combat vaccine deficiency. In the current transition, some experts have suggested a bonus of up to US $ 1,000 – about Rs 5,170.

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“If we do not have real immunity somehow, our economy will operate with a heavy burden on its chest,” said Robert Lytton, a senior associate economist at the Brookings Institution and co-founder of the Bill Clinton administration.

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