According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as of June 3, 63% of the adult U.S. population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. President Joe Biden has a bigger goal as he wants at least 70% of the U.S. population to be have their first vaccine shot by July 4th. The pressure is on and we continue to hear of so called incentives that are being put in place on a daily basis to get to this goal.

Our neighbors to the west were offering a million dollars and apparently that wasn't going so well so now Oregon is offering free joints for each vaccination. Virginia is on a whole other level in there efforts to get as many people vaccinated. The huge rivalry with Ohio has Virginia throwing everything including the kitchen sink at the vaccination effort. See the incentives in the release below from their Governor:

"On June 1, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced the state would be giving away the following prizes as part of a COVID-19 vaccine incentive lottery:

  • $1.5 million
  • $588,000
  • Full scholarships to higher education institutions in West Virginia
  • Custom-outfitted trucks
  • Weekend vacations at state parks
  • Lifetime hunting and fishing licenses
  • Custom hunting rifles and shotguns

Anheuser-Busch makers of Budweiser and Budlight also jumped on the bandwagon and announced it will give away free beer , if the country meets President Biden’s goal of 70% of adults getting at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose by the Fourth of July. Obviously this only applies to persons 21 and over. Is this crazy or should Idaho offer incentives as well? If so what would you like to see Idaho offer up?

LOOK: Answers to 30 common COVID-19 vaccine questions

While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.

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Stacker used data from the 2020 County Health Rankings to rank every state's average life expectancy from lowest to highest. The 2020 County Health Rankings values were calculated using mortality counts from the 2016-2018 National Center for Health Statistics. The U.S. Census 2019 American Community Survey and America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2019 data were also used to provide demographics on the senior population of each state and the state's rank on senior health care, respectively.

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