COVID-19 vaccine lottery did not work, according to a new study.
According to a research published Friday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the announcement of significant cash lotteries for persons who received their COVID-19 vaccine did not result in an increase in immunizations.
According to the authors, who are economists at multiple colleges in the United States, 19 states announced significant payment lotteries before July 1 to increase vaccine uptake. The researchers discovered “no statistically significant connection” between the announcements and the number of vaccines administered before or after the announcement date.
The scientists wrote, “Lottery-style drawings may be less effective than incentives that pay with certainty.” “Another hypothesis is that the cartoons were not an informative vaccine promotion technique, and that more comprehensive vaccination messaging would have been significantly more effective.”
A similar conclusion was obtained in a July investigation. When compared to other states without lottery-based incentive schemes, researchers at Boston University School of Medicine discovered that Ohio’s lottery did not enhance vaccination rates. Several independent studies later discovered, however, that Ohio’s Vax-a-Million giveaway contributed to more people getting vaccinated in the state.
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention illustrate how much better the immunised fare.
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that vaccinated people across all age categories and with all three vaccine brands used in the United States fared considerably better than unvaccinated people in terms of COVID-19 infections and mortality.
According to real-world data, unvaccinated people were 11.3 times more likely to die from COVID-19 in August and 6.1 times more likely to test positive.
Unvaccinated people died at a rate of 13.23 per 100,000 during the worst documented week of deaths around August 8, for example, compared to Johnson & Johnson recipients at 3.14, Pfizer at 1.43, and Moderna at 0.73.
The immunizations also have a significant impact on COVID-19 outcomes in the elderly when compared to the unvaccinated. Adults who were fully vaccinated at the age of 80 or older were slightly less likely to die from the disease than unvaccinated people in their 50s or early 60s. Vaccinated people of all ages were considerably less likely to test positive than unvaccinated people of any age.
According to the CDC, the data came from 16 municipalities representing around 30% of the population, ranging from Florida to Wisconsin to Utah, as well as New York City.