Uber and Lyft Will Offer Free Rides to Covid Vaccination Sites, Biden Says

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    President Joe Biden announced new efforts to vaccinate more of the nation — including an expansion of free rides from Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. — as many Americans’ reluctance to get inoculated threatens to encumber the nation’s recovery from the pandemic.

    “Americans from every walk of life are getting their vaccines,” Biden said during a virtual meeting with governors from states including Massachusetts, Utah, Ohio, New Mexico, Maine and Minnesota. “We’ve got to do more, though.”

    Biden has said the U.S. is in a new phase of its vaccination campaign as domestic demand weakens. The country is administering about 2.1 million shots a day, down from 3.4 million about a month ago, even though there’s enough supply to give more.

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