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  1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
    Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months ago

    Here in Ohio they are having a Vax-a-Million Drawing to reward us for getting a vaccine. 5 lucky people will get 1 million dollars. 12 to 18 year olds get a four year college scholarship paid.
    Details come out tomorrow with the first drawing set for May 26, 2021.
    What do you think?

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Not a bad incentive. I wonder if they will consider anything similar here in Australia. I doubt it.

      1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
        Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        In the United States I guess others states are also going to give out rewards.  It's suppose to be an incentive for people to get vaccine.
        One way to become a millionaire.   I've already had both doses of the vaccine.

      2. lobobrandon profile image89
        lobobrandonposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Do you guys also have a huge anti-science crowd? Incentives such as this are necessary when they need to get people to their health center.

        1. Jodah profile image91
          Jodahposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Not sure of an “anti-science” crowd but we certainly have an “anti-vaccine” crowd. They have an excess of AstraZeneca vaccine because it is now considered unsafe for under 50s due to blood clotting risk, so they are offering it at clinics to over 50s but having trouble getting enough to take it up. I think Pfizer on the other hand is in somewhat short supply.

          1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
            Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            Oh wow.   We didn't have that AstraZeneca one here.
            Pfizer & Moderna.

    2. Misbah786 profile image88
      Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      That sounds Cool, Brenda

      1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
        Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        It's unbelievable, but true

        1. Misbah786 profile image88
          Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Wait, I am coming to Ohio... Lol.. cool

          1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
            Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

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            1. Misbah786 profile image88
              Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

              tongue wink lol

          2. Brenda Arledge profile image81
            Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            Lol...

            1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
              Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

              Misbah
              Lol...Make sure you say Hello...before you take that Million & run.

              1. Misbah786 profile image88
                Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

                Oh, we will have a party together and then will run together. Two are always better than one... Lol!

                1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
                  Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                  Tis what they say!

                  1. Misbah786 profile image88
                    Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

                    You have no option but to believe me. Lol big_smile

                    1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
                      Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                      No doubt...it should be fun!
                      Have a great day gal!

      2. theraggededge profile image97
        theraggededgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Coercion is what I think.

        1. lobobrandon profile image89
          lobobrandonposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Not really, tribals who do not know better are often incentivized with gifts to join the developed society. This was a common sight in India and still happens in Brazil. It ultimately leads to a better life for the tribe and in this case the person getting the vaccine and the community they belong to.

          1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
            Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            People here know what they are doing, but $$$ signs tempt them.

            1. lobobrandon profile image89
              lobobrandonposted 13 months agoin reply to this

              I would have to disagree. Most people fear the vaccines for unscientific reasons much akin to tribals not understanding how civilizations outside their own function. Choose not to take it if you do not want to, but use valid reasons and not stuff from fake-news outlets. That is a lot of what I see at least on the news.

              Oh and I do not mean to say that the people are acting as tribals, far from it. Just that it is just the typical basic human tendency to fear what you do not know and understand. When there is fake news added to the mix, it gets a lot worse. I just wanted to say I agree with Peggy that it is sad that a developed community has had to drop to doing something like this to incentivize people to get their vaccine.

              1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
                Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                Thank you.  It is sad.
                I actually hope the winners are the ones who have already taken this vaccine voluntarily.

                1. lobobrandon profile image89
                  lobobrandonposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                  I hope so too, they deserve it for being a good member of society and not just thinking of themselves.

          2. theraggededge profile image97
            theraggededgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            Still coercion smile It's not as if it is a deadly disease, killing all who get it. I lost my sense of taste for a couple of weeks and that was it.

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            1. lobobrandon profile image89
              lobobrandonposted 13 months agoin reply to this

              Well, I get the news of one neighbor or ex-teacher dying each day back in India, so I don't really care if most people don't die. If there were no lockdowns and hospitals were overburdened the same would happen in the west. The vaccines are the only thing that are allowing some sense of normalcy to return to life. This is why Germany has norms set in place so that individual cities go into a lockdown if the numbers touch a certain benchmark because without that all hell breaks loose.

              People can win the lottery if they go and buy a ticket, I would not call that coercion. This is the definition of the word coercion: "the practice of persuading someone to do something by using force or threats."

          3. abwilliams profile image69
            abwilliamsposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            lobobrandon, you're so right...you've just described modern day U.S.A. We're, apparently, giving up our individual liberties and becoming more "tribal". We no longer "know better" because the people flock to the "incentivized gifts" dangled before them by our coercive government. Definitely not "leading to a better life", but the Gov has Americans eating out of their hand, nonetheless.
            Long story short, I'm in agreement with THERAGGEDEDGE.

        2. Brenda Arledge profile image81
          Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Yeppie! That's they are hoping people will jump on board.

    3. bhattuc profile image82
      bhattucposted 13 months ago

      Wow. Incredulous.

      1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
        Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Isn't it?  I was just listening to more details.

    4. ravirajan01 profile image93
      ravirajan01posted 13 months ago

      This is awesome Brenda

      1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
        Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Ravi
        We just need to register on a website that will be up tomorrow.
        I hope it doesn't crash.  Anyway, if your name is picked they spend 2 days verifying you have had vaccine.
        If not it goes to runner up who has had  the vaccine.

    5. Peggy W profile image95
      Peggy Wposted 13 months ago

      There will be five lucky people in Ohio who did the right thing.  There are not enough available vaccines for people worldwide who would happily take them if they could to save their lives and others.  There is something sad about having to bribe people over here to take the vaccine injection.

      1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
        Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Peggy,
        You are so right!
        It is sad that the people in the United States won't get vaccine, but I'm sure this will get a few of them to take it.
        They have the next 5 weeks to get 1st dose of vaccine to enter.
        Entries due each week by Sunday night.
        There are actually 5 people who will win 1 million dollars and 5 kids 12 to 17/18 that will get a four year paid college scholarship.

      2. lobobrandon profile image89
        lobobrandonposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Exactly what I meant when I just replied to Jodah.

        1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
          Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Yes, I guess it must be so.

    6. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months ago

      I'm all signed up.
      First drawing on May 24 with winner announce no May 26...2 days to verify winner has had covid vaccine.

     
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