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Ohio governor bucks Republican orthodoxy by trying to save the lives of his constituents

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This is a great idea:

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday announced a novel incentive program for people in his state to get vaccinated — a $1 million lottery.

DeWine, a Republican, said only people who’ve gotten the vaccine will be eligible to win the prize, which will be paid for by federal coronavirus funds.

“Two weeks from tonight on May 26th, we will announce a winner of a separate drawing for adults who have received at least their first dose of the vaccine. This announcement will occur each Wednesday for five weeks, and the winner each Wednesday will receive one million dollars,”DeWine said in a series of tweets.

“To be eligible to win, you must be at least 18 years of age or older on the day of the drawing. You must be an Ohio resident. And, you must be vaccinated before the drawing,” he added.

In a rational universe taking a free, safe live-saving virus would be its own reward, but DeWine is right to govern in the world as it actually exists, and that world includes people like Tucker Carlson, who wants his viewers to die to own the libs. (Incidentally, I would estimate the probability that Tucker got the vaccine at his first available opportunity at 100%.)

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