Would You Get Vaccinated For One Million Dollars?
The governor of Ohio announced on Twitter Wednesday that there will be a statewide drawing for adults who have received at least their first dose of the vaccine. Each Wednesday for five weeks, a winner will be drawn and each one will receive ONE MILLION DOLLARS!
It's quite the incentive to get vaccinated. The Ohio Department of Health will be sponsoring the agency for the drawings, according to Gov. Mike DeWine. The money will come from existing federal Coronavirus Relief Funds.
Just under 30% of Idaho's population is fully vaccinated which means the Gem State actually lags behind a majority of the country. Experts have also made claims that it is unlikely Idaho will reach herd immunization at this kind of rate which is the ultimate goal.
All things considered, I personally do not believe Gov. Little would ever back an incentive such as this. It did make me very curious though.. What would you think if Idaho did something like this? Would the chance to win a million dollars be enough motivation to go get vaxxed? Those objecting to Ohio's incentive believe that these funds would be more beneficial going towards well, pretty much anything else.
Ohio Gov. DeWine concluded his announcement on Twitter by saying, "I know that some may say, 'DeWIne, you're crazy! This million-dolllar drawing idea of yours is a waste of money.' But truly, the real waste at this point in the pandemic -- when the vaccine is readily available to anyone who wants it -- is a life lost to COVID-19."