The country is on track to fall short of President Joe Biden’s goal of getting 70% of American adults to receive one vaccine shot by the Fourth of July. As vaccination rates plateau, companies and community groups are trying all sorts of incentives but those efforts are less effective on the population that’s still unvaccinated, according to Wharton professor Iwan Barankay.
The president said he hoped Independence Day would mark a turning point in the pandemic.
And yet, inoculation efforts in some states have hit a wall even as the delta variant of the disease spreads rapidly across the country.
From Krispy Kreme to cold-hard cash, there’s no shortage of incentives now to entice Americans to get the Covid vaccine. But vaccination rates remain under 70% and are likely to stay there, according to Iwan Barankay, a professor of business economics and public policy at Wharton.