White House Says Dating Apps Can Help Vaccinees (and Frisky’s) Find Love
“According to one of the sites, OkCupid, people who display their immunization status are 14% more likely to get a match,” Slavitt said as Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the leading disease specialist. infectious government and a bit of a sex symbol in some circles, seemed to suppress laughter. Mr Slavitt added, “In all fairness, people are interested in other things in life besides their vaccine.”
Highlighting the work of tech companies that can reach Americans where they are – on their phones – has been a cornerstone of the Biden administration’s efforts to address concerns about vaccine access and reluctance. , and to remind people who have not yet received a vaccine. could help the country emerge from the pandemic. Providers administer about 1.83 million doses per day on average, a decrease of about 46 percent from the high of 3.38 million reported on April 13, according to federal data.
This month, the president said that Uber and Lyft, two of the nation’s largest ridesharing services, provide free trips to vaccination sites from Monday until July 4. Other efforts, such as vaccine-only baseball seats and preferential gym access, highlight the advantages of a cliché, without imposing oneand the establishment of two classes of Americans, vaccinated and unvaccinated.
The last White House message on Friday was: Get a photo, get a date.
Mr Slavitt said popular apps like Tinder, OkCupid and Hinge – as well as a sequel of others, including BLK, which targets black singles, and Chispa, which is marketed to Latinos – will add features aimed at reaching a population of young people who may have been largely isolated from each other during the pandemic, and will promote the idea that getting shot could help users with their intentions. Tinder plans to introduce a feature to help users find nearby vaccination sites.
Mr Slavitt said on Friday that the effort, which could reach more than 50 million people in the United States, was not a formal partnership with the companies. But the White House played an important role in rallying them to participate, said an administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity to comment publicly on the effort.