A concert in the United States offers discounts of almost a thousand dollars to those vaccinated against COVID-19.
Promoters of the punk band Teenage BottleRocket, MakeWar, and Rutterkin show on June 26 in St. Petersburg, Florida, devised "a vaccination campaign to convince the undecided" now that injections are available for everyone 12 and older.
Eager to get their population vaccinated against COVID-19, US authorities offer incentives ranging from free beer to million-dollar lottery prizes, and now rock concert promoters have their own twist: huge. Discounts on tickets.
Fans of the Punk Band can attend the beach concert off the coast of St. Petersburg, Florida (southeast) on June 26 if they can prove that they have been fully vaccinated.
Those who do not have proof that the price is $999.99.
Paul Williams of Leadfoot Productions in nearby Tampa Bay said that now that vaccines are available to everyone 12 years of age and older and people are claiming to attend the concert live, he wants to offer them a safer experience.
Williams assured ABC News that the public response was "extremely positive."
A total of 250 discount tickets are on sale, and so far, no one has asked about the $1000 option.
In a video posted on Facebook, teen bottle rocket singer/guitarist Ray Carlisle told his fans: We want to set a good example. We got vaccinated. We would also like to give you polio drops. Come to the party with us. Safety comes first, party second.
The mid-April immunization campaign in the United States came to a halt in mid-April, raising concerns among health officials.
The Northeast state of Ohio announced that any resident who received at least one dose of the vaccine would be eligible to win a million-dollar lottery prize.
Other states, such as Colorado, Oregon, and Maryland, copied the idea.
New York announced on Wednesday that any resident between the ages of 12 and 17 could win a full scholarship to a public university if they have already been vaccinated.
According to the independent count from Johns Hopkins University, the United States reached 33,237,543 confirmed cases of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and 593,881 deaths from the covid-19 disease on Friday. This balance was 725 deaths more than Thursday and 24,223 new infections.
California is the state hardest hit by the pandemic with 63,202 deaths, followed by New York (53,255), Texas (51,456), Florida (36,774), Pennsylvania (27,175), New Jersey (26,185), and Illinois (25,127). In terms of infections, California ranks third with 3,787,307, followed by Texas at 2,952,311, Florida at 2,320,818, and New York at 2,100,183.
The death toll is -593,881 - well below the White House's initial estimate, which is the best-case scenario of 100,000 to 240,000 deaths due to epidemics. US President Joe Biden has predicted that more than 600,000 people in the country will die from the virus.
The United States surpassed 50% of the population this Friday with at least one dose of the covid-19 vaccine. However, this calculation does not differentiate between people who have traveled from other countries to receive the preparation. In total, 166.3 million people (50.1% of the population) have received at least one dose of the vaccines, of which 133.5 million (40.2%) are already fully inoculated, according to the Centers. of Control and Prevention of Diseases of the USA.