New York Strategy to Boost Vaccination: Give donuts and French fries to those who get shot.


While more than 3 million New Yorkers are currently fully vaccinated, Mayor Bill de Blasio promised to reach 5 million residents by June.

New York City has developed a variety of strategies to encourage its citizens to be vaccinated against COVID-19. He has already launched a campaign to give away tickets to Lincoln Center, to Brooklyn Cyclones baseball games, to the botanical gardens, and to subway tickets. 

Now everyone who receives food will get free donuts and fries.

In May, Mayor Bill de Blasio said that everyone who is vaccinated helps move everything forward. We have reached a point where supply exceeds demand.

Another city strategy to encourage vaccination among residents between the ages of 12 and 17 is that anyone who receives food can win a full scholarship to a state university.

De Blasio said more than 700,000 vaccines had been administered in the city.

Still, the rate had dropped precipitously since April when it distributed up to 115,000 vaccines in a single day.

While more than 3 million New Yorkers are currently fully vaccinated, de Blasio promises to reach 500,000 by June. People in this city are already allowed to access sites without meeting.

De Blasio said he does not provide incentives or cash fines for not receiving the vaccine. "Concessions help and facilitate," he said.

According to city statistics, young people are the biggest disadvantage: less than a quarter of New Yorkers between the ages of 18 and 24 have been fully vaccinated, while according to city statistics, 65 Compared to 65% of 74-year-olds.

Coverage also varies greatly by neighborhood: About 80% of residents in Manhattan's financial district are fully vaccinated, for example, compared to 28% in Hunts Point in the Bronx.

In May, New York reported at least six months of cowardice cases. Therefore, the city reopened all public libraries. The infection rate in the city has dropped to 2%.

On the other hand, the United States reached 33,286,129 confirmed cases of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and 595,205 deaths from the covid-19 disease this Tuesday, according to the independent count from Johns Hopkins University. Local time (00.00 GMT Wednesday) was 640 deaths more than Monday and 21,857 new infections.

Regarding vaccines, some 168.4 million people (50.8% of the population) have received at least one dose, of which 135.8 million (40.9%) are already fully inoculated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).