President Joe Biden has announced new incentives aimed at getting 70% of U.S. adults vaccinated against COVID by the Fourth of July. Biden said his administration would partner with Black-owned barbershops and beauty salons around the U.S. to promote vaccine education and to provide shots, where possible. Biden also offered promotional giveaways to people who get shots, including sports tickets, free child care and beer.
President Joe Biden: “Anheuser-Busch announced that beer is on them on July the Fourth. That’s right: Get a shot and have a beer. Free beer for everyone 21 years or over to celebrate the independence from the virus.”
Meanwhile, West Virginia has expanded a giveaway of vaccination prizes to include weekly lottery drawings, four-year scholarships, and rifles and handguns.
COVID-19 cases continue to fall across the U.S., with the average number of daily infections dropping below 20,000. Hospitalizations are at their lowest level in over a year, with doctors reporting nearly all new COVID patients are unvaccinated people.