McDonald’s and Uber to help encourage vaccine-hesitant Americans

The Guardian

Incentivising the vaccine-hesitant in America has reached the fast food and ride-share industries.

Burger chain McDonald’s has announced it is partnering with the White House to promote vaccination information on its coffee cups.

Separately, Joe Biden announced on Tuesday a new program with Lyft and Uber which will offer free rides to anyone going to a vaccination site to get vaccinated.

Starting in July, US customers will see redesigned McCafé cups and delivery-box seal stickers featuring an upbeat message of “We Can Do This”, a slogan created by the US health department.

McDonald’s also said it will unveil a billboard in New York’s Times Square this month displaying vaccine information.

Xavier Becerra, the health secretary, said in a statement the public-private partnership “will help more people make informed decisions about their health and learn about steps they can take to protect themselves and their communities”.

As part of Biden’s goal to get 70% of the US adult population vaccinated with at least one shot by 4 July, the ride-share giants Uber and Lyft will promote rides to and from tens of thousands of vaccination sites through their apps, the White House said.

“People will be able to simply select a vaccination site near them, follow simple directions to redeem their ride, and then get a ride to take them to and from a nearby vaccination site free of charge.”

The vaccine promotion scheme is expected to start in about two weeks and last until the Fourth of July holiday.

The new campaigns join a range of consumer-focused incentives unveiled in recent days, including a micro-brewery in Buffalo, New York offering beer to patrons who accept a vaccine shot.

Vaccination rates across the US have slowed as officials encounter vaccine-hesitant segments of the population.

There is now an increasingly fervent public- and private-sector effort to meet drops in vaccine demand head-on. Unilever added free ice cream, including popsicles and Klondike shakes, to health workers and people getting vaccinated at several vaccination sites.

According to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation survey, 47% of people who said they want to “wait and see” before being vaccinated also said paid time off to get it would make them more likely to get the shot. Thirty-nine pe cent said a financial incentive of $200 from their employer would work.

4 thoughts on “McDonald’s and Uber to help encourage vaccine-hesitant Americans

  1. Not surprised, with the kinda shit they try to push in our mouths …

    its NOT a fcken Vaccine !

  2. This is so sad as pathetic.

    These assholes still don’t get it. It has nothing to do with hesitancy. IT’S THAT WE JUST DON’T WANT IT, YOU DUMBASSES!!!

  3. Up front, I’ll say that the term vaccine “Hesitancy” pisses me off at a visceral level. I am “hesitant” to fart after certain spicy Mexican foods or Thai foods because I’m unsure of the outcome, so to speak. However, I am “violently opposed” to getting tested or injected with any of the 4 shots available for myself or my family. I might consider getting a blood test to look for antibodies. But even that can give false negatives . Nobody else listens to me. I suspect most of the people here are used to that. It used to bother me. Now? It’s their life. The fact that I’m a retired physician that has seen this type of shit since the early days of HIV and Dr. FoulCheese. And that I have spent a lot of my time studying the Catastrophic Debacle that is this Population Reduction/ Grifter scheme. By Big Pharma, Big Medicine and Research, and all of the Leeches making money off of a scam. I have actually read quite a few of the scientific papers about this “Thing”. I’m overweight, with mild diabetes and high blood pressure and 62 years old. I’m pretty certain that my wife and I got Covid in January 2019 before they named it. People do get sick and die from this disease and from the Flu. Early articles showed significant GI spread and GI symptoms like nausea and vomiting. But they censored the “s**t” out of that within a month. No pun intended. The true numbers will never be known even remotely. And it’s becoming obvious that the vaccines do not work. And in fact create more people who spread the disease around. In every country I have seen reports on, there has been a huge surge in “cases” after large scale vaccinations began. This was predictable, for cryin’ out loud. The long term sequelae of these shots are completely unknown. There are good reasons to consider that they may produce all sorts of different auto-immune diseases in a year, 5 years or longer. I only give my opinion about getting a shot if I am asked. They look right through me and go ahead and get it anyways. Like everything else, hopefully they will wake up someday. My hopes aren’t high. Another indirect thing I try is to say: If you have ever taken a Tetanus booster shot, did they ask which brand you wanted? FYI. The most I ever got from any pharmaceutical or medical device company in my whole career was a bunch of pens with very little ink in them, some plastic desk ornament/thing-a-ma-jigs and donuts. (Hence the diabetes and weight problem. LOL. Like the snowflakes insist, somebody else did this to me.) That’s it. I never got any paid trips to Denio, Nevada let alone Tahiti. I did date one of the drug reps for a short time. There was a quid pro quo. But nothing to do with pharmaceutical or medical equipment products. That’s it.
    I have more interesting info about this and the long term complications of shots we all got as kids. Tell Henry if any of you are interested. I’ll write it in something other than a comment. Purely my opinions. And we all what opinions are like.

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