Gov. Jim Justice desperately wants the people of West Virginia to become vaccinated against COVID-19.
To incentivize people to take it in the arm, Gov. Justice is holding a statewide “lottery giveaway,” to include “a $1.588 million grand prize, a $588,000-second prize, full scholarships to any higher education institution in West Virginia, custom-outfitted trucks, weekend vacations at state parks, lifetime hunting and fishing licenses, custom hunting rifles and custom hunting shotguns.”
In order to qualify for the giveaway, a resident needs to have at least one dose of the vaccine. The giveaway runs from June 20th through August 4th.
“The faster we get people across the finish line the more lives we save. That’s all there is to it,” Gov. Justice said Tuesday. “If the tab just keeps running the cost is enormous. The hospitalizations are enormous. We have to get all of our folks across the finish line.”
Many West Virginians were critical of the announcement on social media.
“Just when you think the poorest excuse for a Governor I have ever seen can not sink any lower surprise!!! Wake up to anyone who is thinking about getting the poison jab because of this,” said one Facebook user. “If he is bribing and pushing this hard there is a hidden agenda. Disgraceful and disturbing is something we can always count on from Justice.”
Other states are creating incentives as well:
Congratulations to the first 10 winners of NY’s Vaccine Scholarship incentive! These lucky NYers will attend a @SUNY or @CUNY school with tuition, room & board covered.— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) June 2, 2021
NY’s Vaccine Scholarship runs until July 7 with four more drawings. Learn more: https://t.co/bDfz6NHg51 pic.twitter.com/pwU7fzRoZI
“Don’t use my tax dollars for your CCP/Gates/F@uci crimes against humanity schemes. State/federal dollars come from We The People and you will be held accountable,” said another Facebook user. “Treason comes at a high cost just like the wages of sin…and harming the innocent. Why don’t you tell everyone why you’re really doing this – what you’re hiding…even if you won’t, your desperation is showing. Doesn’t take much research to see they’ve got you over a barrel. #SelloutGovJimJustice”
What one puts in one’s body is ultimately one’s choice. With that in mind, what are your thoughts about the West Virginia giveaway?
I’m certainly not an expert in that space so I would never tell anyone what to do. All I’d suggest is you do as much research as possible before you make a decision one way or another.
In this regard, I did find this conversation between Dr. Bret Weinstein (Ph.D.) and Dr. Pierre Kory (M.D.) rather fascinating. To be clear, I’m not endorsing what they’re reporting. I’m simply sharing it because it provides an alternative perspective to the one we’re seeing from our government and in mainstream media. More food for thought.