• Biden calls on local governments to give out $100 to anyone getting the COVID-19 vaccine

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Two vials labelled Coronavirus vaccine and a syringe seen displayed on one hundred US dollar banknotes.
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    Biden is calling for local governments to offer $100 to people getting the first shot of the vaccine.
    The US Treasury Department said governments should use COVID relief funds to pay for the incentives.
    The announcement comes amid increased concern over the spread of the Delta variant.
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  • Israel will roll out a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to older people, citing a drop in protection against severe disease driven by the Delta variant

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    A person receives a coronavirus vaccine in Tel Aviv, Israel, on January 6.
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    Israel will begin offering booster shots of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine this weekend.
    The vaccine's protection against severe illness waned over time from 97% to 81%, officials said.
    With the rise of the Delta variant, many countries are considering booster doses.
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    Israel will start offering booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine to its older citizens on Sunday, as health officials described new data showing a decline in the...
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