India is now implementing the health pass in order to limit the spread of the epidemic, and help the development of vaccination. A restrictive strategy, which was not chosen by the United States, the country of Uncle Sam preferring to reward young people who are going to be vaccinated. For example, the mayor of Washington DC, Muriel Bowser, has announced that the city will offer AirPods, gift cards or a scholarship of $ 25,000 to young people who will receive their first vaccine.
As the local newspaper The Hill explains , people between the ages of 12 and 17 who get the Brookland MS, Sousa MS, or Johnson MS vaccine will receive an AirPod with their first dose. They will also be part of a big draw that will offer one of them a $ 25,000 purse.
In a post on Twitter, the mayor of the country’s capital gives her conditions. Young people must indeed receive their first infection in one of the city’s three centers dedicated to this age group. Once that is done, they will be able to choose between receiving AirPods or gift cards.
Apple will make the vaccine mandatory?
For its part, the apple brand has not yet reacted to this announcement from the American capital. While some cities in the United States are currently experiencing a return to the rise in Covid-19 cases, this is particularly the case in Washington DC, vaccination is making great strides in the country, and more than 70% of residents district are fully vaccinated, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University.
Regarding its own employees, Apple has yet to make any decisions. American law allows it to make compulsory the vaccination of its employees if it wishes. Other companies in the world of new technologies have already made announcements in this direction, and the decision of the Apple is eagerly awaited on the matter. For the moment, the Cupertino company has simply delayed the return to “face-to-face”, which should be done in a hybrid way, with several days a week in telework.