In the United States, privilege battles for vaccinated people have overheated.
On May 27, California announced a campaign totaling 12.8 billion yen.
Among the vaccinated residents in the state, 10 people will win 160 million yen, 30 people will receive 5.5 million yen, and the first 2 million people will receive a $ 50 gift card.
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The state of California, which has been restricting its activities since March last year, plans to accelerate vaccination and resume full economic activity on June 15.
In Ohio, which had begun the vaccine lottery earlier, the first winners were announced on the 27th. Over 100 million yen for a 22-year-old woman,
Second-year junior high school students were given scholarships that exempt state university tuition fees amounting to millions of yen per year.
The woman said she received the news of winning on the way to buy a used car, but said she wouldn’t make it a luxury car, quit her job, and donate some.
Ohio will continue to announce scholarships of 100 million yen four more times.
New York inoculators will be given lottery tickets worth up to 500 million yen, and Colorado, Oregon, and Arkansas can enter a 100 million yen lottery.
In addition, Delaware receives 550,000 yen in cash, scholarships, and travel twice a week. Maryland wins 4 million yen daily, and West Virginia gives 10,000 yen gift cards to inoculators aged 16-35.
On the other hand, in Minnesota, if you apply for a free fishing ticket or a free admission ticket to the zoo, you can definitely get it, but since there is little gratitude, the disappointment can not be hidden locally. The light and dark are divided according to the state budget.
In the United States, half of the population had been vaccinated at least once by the 28th, but the Biden administration has announced a goal to reduce that number to 70% by the Independence Day on July 4.
However, reservations that were initially crowded have now settled down, and large-scale inoculation venues such as drive-throughs that have been deployed in various places are being closed one after another.
Many people are reluctant to inject, but the local government wants to increase the pace by lowering the target age to 12 years old.
According to a telephone survey (18 years old and over, 1526 people) conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation from May 18 to 25, 12% of the people are watching vaccination, 39 in December last year. It has decreased significantly from%.
On the other hand, 13% of the respondents answered that they would never hit. It hasn’t changed much from 15% at the end of last year.
In a survey of parents with children under the age of 12, 33% waited for the child to be vaccinated, and 26% never hit it.
Municipal privilege campaigns seem to be effective for those who are on the lookout.
According to the questionnaire, 11% of people with free tickets for sports and events, and 15% of people who receive $ 100 from the local government will be motivated to get vaccinated.
In a UCLA survey of 75,000 unvaccinated people, about one-third said they could hit it for $ 100.
In fact, in Ohio, which was the first to announce a 100 million yen benefit, the number of vaccinated people has increased by about 40% throughout the state.
As the inoculation target becomes younger, each local government is likely to continue efforts to raise the inoculation rate. (Interview / text / Kyoko Shirato)