Money Shot

Your money or your life? When it comes to vaccinations, the answer is pretty clear. The gift of life in a pandemic didn’t do it for a lot of people. The distant possibility of a big payday did. COVID-19 vaccinations surge in state that offered $5 million lottery.

+ “In general, vaccine hesitancy is estimated to be higher in rural areas, according to an ABC News analysis of county-level data. Counties with high estimated hesitancy also tend to be younger, poorer and more likely to have been won by former President Donald Trump during the 2020 presidential election. Hamilton defies several of those trends.” Inside the tiny NY county with one of the nation’s highest vaccination rates.

+ “Hoffman, 39, is fully vaccinated and eager to rejoin the world. But as a kidney transplant patient, she is hesitant to participate for fear of becoming infected. “Risk is very different for people in my situation,’ she said. ‘I am 100 percent acting like I am not immunized.’ The state worker is among millions of immunocompromised Americans, about 3 to 4 percent of the U.S. population, for whom the shots may not work fully, or at all, and who are unsure of their place in a country that is increasingly opening up.” WaPo: Coronavirus vaccines may not work in some people. (Something for Ricky Schroder and others to consider before screaming about mask policies.)

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