First the syringe – then a joint

In America, people are motivated to vaccinate with beer and lotteries. Even marijuana was given away to convince procrastinators.

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Dhe success of the American vaccination campaign is in jeopardy. The number of daily vaccinations has almost halved from 3.3 million in mid-April to 1.7 million. There is no shortage of vaccines or opportunities to get vaccinated. People just don’t come in droves after 50 percent are vaccinated at least once and 40 percent are fully vaccinated. But the first states see a promising means against the trend: lotteries.

Ohio is the pioneer. Republican Governor Mike DeWine announced on May 12 that vaccinated citizens of the state could take part for free in the Vax-a-Million lottery, which pays a million dollars to the winner in five drawings. A second raffle for young people between the ages of 12 and 17 awards four-year full scholarships to a state university in Ohio every week. The aim of the campaign is to motivate vaccinators. DeWine reports initial successes. The number of 16 and 17 year olds who got vaccinated the week after the lottery started was almost twice as high as the week before. The number of adults up to 49 years of age rose by 50 percent compared to the week before the lottery. The first winners were drawn in the middle of the week and announced on local TV channels.