$1500 If You Take the COVID-19 Vaccine
Former Democratic congressman John Delaney is proposing a radical plan for America to get back on its feet. Take the COVID-19 vaccine, once it's approved, and receive $1500 in stimulus money. Would you do it?
Delaney told CNBC, "The faster we get 75% of this country vaccinated, the faster we end COVID and the sooner everything returns to normal."
The question is, would you take a newly approved vaccine that has no track record if the federal government gave you $1500? Delaney thinks you will.
This week it was announced that former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama would all take the vaccine publicly to help bring awareness to the importance of taking the vaccine and its safety.
Talks are still ongoing amongst lawmakers in Washington about another general stimulus package that would be given to Americans to stimulate the economy late 2020 into 2021. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell thinks it's an important move for the country. No deal has been made after months of discussion.
The Federal Food and Drug Administration is hoping to approve a two-part vaccine from Pfizer by the end of the year. President-elect Joe Biden says taking the vaccine will not be mandatory.