Governments at all levels are pulling out all the stops to convince American citizens to line up for their experimental COVID-19 jabs.
We’ve seen offers of free beer, Uber & Lyft rides, and pro-vax promotions ran by McDonalds.
But the state of Ohio is taking things a step further.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that the state was doing a lottery where five people will win $1 million dollars.
But only those who have received their experimental vaccines are eligible.
Check it out:
— Tyler Buchanan (@Tylerjoelb) May 12, 2021
For those who don’t want an experimental jab injected into their bodies, they’re not allowed to enter this drawing for $1 million.
It’s another way vaccine-hesitant individuals are discriminated against in society.
And it’s robbery of tax-payer dollars and COVID-relief funds.
The governor of Ohio using COVID relief funds to set up a million dollar weekly vaccine lottery is the peak form of degeneracy. In a sane country, that clown would be thrown out of office tomorrow.
— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) May 13, 2021
— Talking Points Memo (@TPM) May 12, 2021
In an effort to boost COVID-19 vaccinations, Ohio adults who receive at least one dose can enter in a $1 million lottery. https://t.co/5e9NRfVU0c
— Morning Edition (@MorningEdition) May 13, 2021
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine unveiled a lottery system to entice people to get COVID-19 shots, offering a weekly $1 million prize and full-ride college scholarships. https://t.co/Z7gisY5e9A
— Star Tribune (@StarTribune) May 13, 2021
This is idiotic. There is a better use of taxpayer dollars and even from a communication standpoint, buy ad time to encourage people to take care of themselves and make the choice if they wish to get a vaccine.
— David Webb (@davidwebbshow) May 12, 2021
If this is a lottery, it appears to violate Ohio law prohibiting minors from purchasing lottery tickets. If it’s a sweepstakes and not a lottery, both it and the adult version appear to violate federal law banning consideration in sweepstakes. https://t.co/wuXEln8M6F
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) May 12, 2021
It’s pure discrimination that only vaccine recipients are eligible to enter this lottery.
And it’s another pathetic attempt to beg people to take their experimental jabs.
For people who take a firm stand against the vaccine, they’re treated like second-class citizens.
LifeSite News reported:
Ohio’s Republican Gov. Mike DeWine unveiled Wednesday an unusual incentive to encourage more residents to take one of the experimental COVID-19 vaccines: entering recipients in weekly drawings for one million dollars.
As of May 13, almost 4.3 million Ohioans have been fully vaccinated, which is approximately 36% of the state’s population. Policymakers across the country have expressed frustration at a lack of interest in getting vaccinated by many Americans beyond the initial rush.
DeWine’s solution is to enter adults who have at least obtained the first injection of a coronavirus vaccine into a lottery for one of five drawings of one million dollars apiece, announced every Wednesday for five weeks starting May 26.
“The Ohio Department of Health will be the sponsoring agency for the drawings, and the Ohio Lottery will conduct them,” the governor said. “The money will come from existing federal Coronavirus Relief Funds.”
“I know that some may say, ‘DeWine, you’re crazy! This million-dollar drawing idea of yours is a waste of money,’” he continued. “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.”
He also announced that minors between the ages of 12 and 17 will also be incentivized to take the injections with five drawings for a “full, four-year scholarship to our state universities.”
Some took issue with the propriety of using taxpayer dollars to effectively entice people to take a new vaccine around which significant controversy remains. “Fear mongering, much?” asks Townhall’s Rebecca Downs. “It’s worth nothing that the Pfizer vaccine was just approved for those 12-15 years old mere days ago.”
More than 117 million Americans have received coronavirus vaccines so far, but hesitancy persists among much of the population. A recent Washington Post-ABC News poll found, for instance, that 73% of Americans say they are unwilling to take the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, use of which was temporarily paused due to concerns about blood clots.
The currently available vaccines have been given “Emergency Use Authorization” (EUA). According to the FDA, an EUA is “a mechanism to facilitate the availability and use of medical countermeasures, including vaccines, during public health emergencies, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.”
The FDA acknowledges that EUAs permit the use of “unapproved medical products, or unapproved uses of approved medical products” in situations where “there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.”