By B.N. Frank
“Vaccine Hesitancy” pre-dates COVID 19. Vaccine side effects, injuries, deaths have been ongoing for decades (see 1, 2, 3). They have also been occurring with COVID shots (see 1, 2). Some celebrities have even shared their horror stories (see 1, 2).
This is why some Americans will never roll up their sleeves – not even for a million bucks. Coincidentally, that and more is now the incentive being offered to Ohio residents and residents in 3 other states.
From The Motley Fool:
These 3 States Are Running Lotteries for Residents Who Get the COVID-19 Vaccine
Some states are struggling to increase their vaccination rates. To help encourage more residents to get vaccinated, state leaders are coming up with creative incentives.
Several states are now running lottery programs to motivate more people to show up and get the COVID-19 vaccine. If you live in one of these states and have yet to get your shot, the chance to fill your bank account with lottery winnings may provide the extra motivation that you need to do it.
Keep reading to learn more about Maryland, Ohio, and New York’s plans to increase vaccination rates.
- Maryland introduces its $2 Million VaxCash promotion
- Ohio Vax-a-Million incentive program offers five $1 million prizes
- New York is giving out free New York State lottery tickets with a grand prize of $5 million
And Zero Hedge just reported that Oregon has become the 4th, offering a range of prizes, including for those who are under 18 years old:
The state’s Governor Katie Brown announced on Friday “lottery prizes ranging from $10,000 to $1 million for Oregonians vaccinated against COVID-19,” according to Oregon Live.
The “Take Your Shot Oregon” lottery will be held on June 28 and is for all residents 18 and older who have gotten at least one shot of the vaccine.
One “winner” will receive $1 million and one person from each Oregon county will also receive $10,000 prizes. The report says:
Only vaccinated people will be entered into the new lottery, which will use names from the Oregon Health Authority’s database of people inoculated against COVID-19. But officials want to be careful about protecting privacy, so the health authority will only give lottery officials individual identification numbers assigned to each vaccinated resident. The lottery will draw from those numbers, then notify the health authority of the winners.
Winners will have the option of declining the prize money. But the names of Oregonians who accept the money will be made public.
The state is even holding a special lottery for those under 18, offering $100,000 contributions to Oregon College Savings Plans, which is money that can be used for college.
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