Bite-Me wants to pay Americans to get Kung-Flu shots.
Sure smacks like Latin American politics where the politicians pay for your vote.
The payments are intended to serve “as an extra incentive to boost vaccination rates, protect communities and save lives,” the Treasury Department said. They can be funded by tapping a $350 billion pot of money for state and local governments that was included in the stimulus package passed earlier this year.
Cases of Covid-19 are surging due to the highly transmissible Delta variant that has become the dominant strain of the virus in the U.S. The seven-day average of new cases in the U.S. approached 64,000 on July 29, up from 11,480 on June 19.
“No task is more urgent than turning the tide on the pandemic, and there is no better tool than vaccination,” the Treasury Department said.