Julie Devereaux

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CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 22: One million dollars in $100 dollar bills is displayed at the Money Museum in the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago June 22, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Established in 1914 the Chicago Fed is one of 12 regional Reserve banks that make up the nation's central bank which helps formulate the nation's monetary policy. Today the central bank said the economy will expand slower than previously thought, marking the second time this year that Fed officials lowered their forecasts for growth. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

When I saw other states instituting their “get vaccinated, win money” ploy to encourage people to get vaccinated, I wondered, a couple of things: Number 1, who’s paying for this? Number 2, what happened to state government’s ‘budget woes’? And 3, could this money be spent better somewhere else to help everybody, vaccinated or not?

I’m a dj. I don’t pretend to know how to do the job of running a state during ordinary times never mind during a year long pandemic. I have no idea what it’s like to energize a population to get inoculated to prevent catching and/or transmitting an airborne virus that has wreaked¬† havoc with their lives and even taken the lives of their loved ones.

Add to that, that not everyone is on the same page regarding the virus and the vaccine for said virus and, well, I don’t have to tell you. What a mess.

Is the answer to throw money at the problem? How the hell should I know, I’m a dj.

But I better not hear one government official whining about not having the resources to do all the things that need doing to make life better for all of us.

Will getting vaccinated make life better for all of us? Again, I’m a dj. But those in charge must think so.

And yes, the link to enter to win the cash is in the article below. Good luck!!

 

Massachusetts new COVID-19 vaccination lottery offers $1M prizes, college scholarships

Massachusetts announced a COVID-19 vaccination lottery Tuesday as an incentive to get more people protected against the coronavirus.Gov. Charlie Baker and the Massachusetts Lottery announced the VaxMillions Giveaway, which will offer five $1 million prizes for those 18 and older and five $300,000 scholarship grants to a 529 College Savings Plan managed by the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority for those 12 to 17 years old.