(Fighting New Coronary Pneumonia) Inspiring young people to get vaccinated, Minnesota launches gold card and scholarship program
China News Agency, New York, October 18-The Governor of Minnesota, the United States, Tim Waltz announced on the 18th local time that a gold card and scholarship program will be launched in the state from now on to encourage young people aged 12 to 17 to be vaccinated against the new crown.
Waltz said at the press conference that day that young people in Minnesota who are eligible for new crown vaccination will receive a $200 cash if they can start and complete the vaccination between October 18 and November 30. Card and have a chance to win a $100,000 college education scholarship in the state.
Walz said, “We launched this program to motivate young people to complete vaccination to ensure the safety of schools, communities, and the state.” He said that young people who have been vaccinated before are not eligible for this program. The US$200 in lieu of gold card, but you can register to enter the scholarship lottery pool to share 5 chances of the lottery, and each time one person will be drawn to win the current US$100,000 scholarship.
According to WCCO, a local television station under CBS, Minnesota’s health department said that the state’s full coverage of the new crown vaccine for 12 to 15-year-olds is currently 49%, and for 16 to 17-year-olds is 56%, which is much lower than that of 18 years of age or older. 71% of the crowd. The launch of this incentive program will help to increase the overall vaccination rate for people aged 12 to 17 in the state.
On the afternoon of the same day, Waltz pointed out when visiting a high school in St. Paul that the new crown pneumonia epidemic in Minnesota was on the rise. The state’s average number of new confirmed cases per 100,000 people in the past 7 days rose to the highest in the United States. Seven, the number of people admitted to hospital for infection with new coronary pneumonia exceeded 1,000 in the past week. Waltz emphasized that although breakthrough infections may still occur after vaccination, vaccines are still an important means of providing safety protection.
“Star Tribune” reported that Minnesota reported a total of 7,019 cases of breakthrough infection after fully vaccinated in the past week, accounting for 36% of the confirmed cases of new crowns that week. However, from the perspective of the total population vaccinated, the state has reported a total of 45,827 cases of breakthrough infections since the start of the new crown vaccination work, which is only 1.4% of the state’s 3.2 million people who have completed vaccination.
In addition to encouraging young people to vaccinate against the new crown, Minnesota also recommends that the elderly and high-risk groups receive a booster vaccination in accordance with the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the guidelines, some people can already be vaccinated with Pfizer’s new crown vaccine booster. Modena and Johnson & Johnson’s new crown vaccine booster is still awaiting official approval by the US Drug Administration.
According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of 5 pm local time on the 18th, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in the United States exceeded 45.02 million, and the cumulative death toll exceeded 720,000. CDC data shows that more than 218 million people in the United States have completed the new crown vaccination, accounting for 66% of the country’s total population. (over)