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A coronavirus vaccine — which could arrive before year’s end — carries with it the potential to shift President Donald Trump’s embattled reelection campaign.
However, amid hostility to vaccines in general and growing skepticism about a COVID-19 cure in particular, infectious disease experts are worried about the possibility that less than 70% of the U.S. population will get vaccinated. That represents the threshold needed for herd immunity, a concept that would make the virus much more difficult to spread.
So how should officials encourage hesitant citizens to take the vaccine? One expert thinks they should pay them.
The cheapest way for the U.S. to reach herd immunity is to pay Americans $1,000 to take the vaccine, a recent Brookings Institution report said, which could incentivize 80% of the U.S. population to take the shot. The strength of the U.S. recovery may depend on it.
“If we don’t get herd immunity, we’re not getting our economy back and we’re not getting our society and our lives back,” Robert Litan, an economist who served in the Clinton administration and the Brookings scholar who authored the report, told Yahoo Finance.
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In this day and age, understanding bacteria and viruses and developing vaccines are national security issues. In my view sizable part of every country’s defense budget should be spent in these pursuits rather than making tanks and other weapons.
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