Michigan continues an uphill battle trying to convince its citizens to get the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus vaccine, following the prevailing distrust due to the large number of reports indicating severe adverse effects. Now, working in conjunction with private organizations, it will invest more than $5 million in prize money to convince those who remain wary of the vaccine.
The government of Michigan, led by Democrat Gretchen Whitmer, has launched a program that will offer cash prizes to residents who have been or will be vaccinated against the CCP Virus, seeking to motivate those who have not yet done so and thus achieve the vaccination rates announced by the governor as “safe” to normalize economic and social life, announced the local media WoodTv.
The My Shot to Win sweepstakes agency will give away a cumulative total of more than $5 million, broken down into smaller daily drawings and two larger monthly prizes.
The daily drawings for prizes of $50,000 will run for 30 days. Winners must have received their first dose by the date linked to the drawing to be eligible to receive the prize.
In addition, the drawing will also award nine college scholarships to residents ages 12 to 17 who were vaccinated between Dec. 1 and July 30. Winners will receive a Michigan Education Trust scholarship worth $55,000 to cover a four-year degree, a private organization with which the state of Michigan also made special arrangements to collaborate on this incentive plan.
Despite Michigan’s ongoing efforts to vaccinate its population, there are nearly 40% of those 16 and older who remain reluctant to get at least one dose of any of the circulating vaccines in experimental status.
“The MI Shot to Win Sweepstakes will save and change lives,” Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said during a Thursday morning press conference in Lansing. “The reasoning behind the sweepstakes is simple: We want to keep Michiganders safe. We need to incentives more of us to go and get vaccinated. You can walk in to most places now and get your first shot today and then go get registered.”
The action implemented in the Democratic state is, to say the least, controversial when analyzed in a bit of detail. It is really hard to understand how a person should be motivated with money to get a vaccine that supposedly can “save your life” and is free. The best incentive should be to generate security through its results, evidently, they are not managing to generate that security and guarantees with respect to the vaccine and that is why they are desperately trying other arguments.
At the beginning of May, Whitmer was at the center of criticism when, faced with the refusal of a large part of the population to receive the vaccine, he announced strict restrictions on freedoms within the state, which would only be limited as the population decided to be inoculated, otherwise, he announced, the confinements would continue.
In a fascist-style announcement, Whitmer declared that the lockdowns in the state would not end until at least 70% of the state’s over-16s agreed to be vaccinated, the Detroit Free Press reported.
“If you have not already done so, I encourage you to rise to the challenge and be part of the solution so we can continue our economic recovery and have the summer we all long for,” Whitmer said in a statement.
At the same time, Governor Whitmer made headlines during those days after it came to light that she traveled to Florida for private reasons, without being vaccinated, while urging Michigan citizens to lock themselves in their homes.