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US authorities want to introduce discounts for those vaccinated against COVID-19

The US administration is working on the issue of discounts for citizens who decide to get vaccinated against a new coronavirus infection, US President Joe Biden said during a speech at the White House.

“We know that millions of Americans need a small incentive to get vaccinated. We are working with large businesses, in particular, with grocery stores, to provide special conditions, for example, discounts to customers who come to stores for vaccination,” the head of state said.

He also added that the authorities of the country called on employers to provide employees with paid time for vaccination.

Earlier it was reported that US leader Joe Biden set a goal to vaccinate 70% of Americans against coronavirus by July 4 of this year.

The United States ranks first in the world in the number of cases of infection with a new type of coronavirus. During the entire period of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 32.4 million Americans were diagnosed, more than 578 thousand of them died.

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