McDonald’s will redesign its coffee cups to promote the Covid-19 vaccine and help the White House get more people vaccinated
- The White House and McDonald’s team up to fight vaccine reluctance so the United States can achieve ‘herd immunity’
- As of July, McCafe cups will have seal stickers and the slogan ‘We Can Do This’, along with information about the vaccine
- Currently, about a third of the population is vaccinated, but experts say 70-85% should be fully inoculated
- The CDC said the latest seven-day average of vaccines administered in the US fell below 2 million a day for the first time since March 2.
- That, according to the CDC, is a sign of the continued decline in the demand for immunizations against the coronavirus
- There are public-private partnerships like this one that are popping up from the local to the national level
- The White House also partnered with Lyft and Uber, and a Buffalo microbrewery offered free beer to get vaccinated
The pressure to get Americans vaccinated will soon spread to morning coffee as McDonald’s works with the White House to get more people vaccinated.
The White House teamed up with McDonald’s to redesign McCafe cups with stickers bearing the slogan ‘We Can Do This’ created by the Federal Department of Health and Human Services to promote the vaccine.
It also includes a website address that directs people to nearby appointments and safety information.
The promotion is expected to start in July and last according to CNN. The slogan is printed on approximately 50 million cups.
The announcement comes on the heels of the White House’s partnership with Lyft and Uber, who are offering free rides to anyone going to a vaccination site to get vaccinated.
McDonald’s new coffee cups will look like this with seal stickers bearing the slogan ‘We Can Do This’ created by the Federal Department of Health and Human Services to promote confidence in vaccines
Currently more than a third of the United States is fully vaccinated, but it falls short of the 70 to 80 percent benchmark to control its spread
“We all want to protect ourselves and our loved ones and be back together with our communities,” Genna Gent, McDonald’s US vice president for global public policy and government relations, said in a statement. “McDonald’s is excited to do our part to help the people we serve, providing them with simple information that can help keep them safe.”
Ghent told Fox Business that the collaboration will reach nearly 14,000 communities.
Over the weekend, the latest seven-day average of vaccines administered in the United States fell below two million a day for the first time since March 2, a sign of the continued decline in the demand for immunizations against the coronavirus, the CDC said.
This is a current snapshot of what the COVID-19 pandemic has done to the country
Currently, according to the CDC, about 113 million people, or at least one-third of the population, are fully vaccinated and about 45.6 percent of the population, or 151 million people, has received at least one dose of a vaccine.
While those numbers look promising, experts like Dr. Anthony Fauci estimate that 70 to 85 percent of the population must be immune to America to achieve “herd immunity.”
This public-private partnership to get vaccinated is part of an ongoing trend that includes businesses at the local level as well as mega-corporations such as McDonald’s.
There has also been a promotion by a Buffalo microbrewery offering free beer to encourage customers who are unsure about vaccines to visit pop-up vaccination clinics in addition to the taprooms, which has been successful so far. The Guardian reported.
A Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that 47 percent of people who say they want to “ wait and see ” before getting vaccinated say paid time off to get it would make them more likely, and 39 percent said a financial incentive from $ 200. From their employer.