From Guns to Lottery Tickets: In True American Spirit, States Offer Incentives For Full Immunization, World News
The world is facing an unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. Lack of awareness and conspiracies surrounding vaccines have contributed to the reluctance of many. To deal with it, the United States is leading the way.
Many places in the country have come up with innovative ways to get people vaccinated. Ohio and West Virginia offered lotteries, while Illinois residents could get free tickets to amusement parks. Restaurants and bars in different parts of the country are also offering discounts and free beers to those who have received both Covid vaccines.
But now West Virginia has upped the game by offering a chance to win shotguns / shotguns for those who get vaccinated.
None of these incentives are a sham. According to The Guardian, lots of people have won lotteries, with Ohio man Jonathan Carlyle making $ 1 million! To destroy vaccine reluctance, local leaders in the United States are trying new tricks to draw people into the world of antibodies.
In New Jersey, there were many outlets that offered free beer to those who were bitten. In Minnesota, the governor has offered, among other things, gift cards and fishing licenses to people who give up their hesitation and follow science.
But no state has offered the favorite item of Americans so far – a gun!
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These are difficult times and America’s leaders are sparing no effort to help people get to the other side of the pandemic, which can only be achieved after a majority of the American population has developed immunity by through vaccines or infection.
But the cost of infection is too high, even in the United States, which has seen the highest death toll in the world and has very recently started showing signs of recovery. The United States recorded the highest number of cases and deaths in the world with 33,357,080 and 597,377 respectively as of June 6.
Even with nearly half of the population having received Covid vaccines, the United States still has a long way to go in terms of national vaccination. While many states hit the 70 percent mark, many still linger below 50 percent.
President Joe Biden wants 70% of American adults to be vaccinated by July 4, America’s favorite holiday.
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