$1,500 Checks Proposed in Order to Get Americans to Take COVID-19 Vaccine
This week brought news of a COVID-19 vaccine that could be distributed to the general public by the spring of next year and 170,000 doses coming to New York State by December 15th.
However, despite a vaccine looking likely to be distributed to the masses in America, there are concerns from some on the vaccine. One politician has an idea for skeptical Americans to take the vaccine.
According to WGRZ, former U.S. Rep. and presidential candidate John Delaney, D-Md. has a plan to pay people $1,500 to get the COVID-19 vaccine shot.
“The faster we get 75% of this country vaccinated, the faster we end COVID and the sooner everything returns to normal,” said Delaney.
Pfizer and Moderna have both applied for an "emergency use authorization" with the U.S. FDA for their COVID-19 vaccine. It remains to be seen how quickly the vaccine is distributed but it's expected to start being rolled out this month. The general public isn't expected to get the vaccine until the spring.
There is expected to be skepticism towards the vaccine, which is why Delaney wants an incentive.
“We have to create, in my judgment, an incentive for people to really accelerate their thinking about taking the vaccine,” Delaney told CNBC, noting that nobody would be forced to participate if they don't want to.
What about you? Would you be okay getting the vaccine when it's made available?