Should the government pay people to get vaccinated against COVID-19?

Many say ‘yes,’ but Newark Mayor Ras Baraka says it would send a bad message

Despite vaccine shortages, on Friday Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the U.S. could return to some semblance of normalcy this fall if 70% to 85% of adults are vaccinated against COVID-19 by summer.

But vaccine hesitancy remains. Some employers are offering incentives for workers willing to roll up their sleeves. And there is increasing discussion of whether governments should offer incentives. Not in favor of such a move is Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, who said, “I think it sends a bad message and I think it will add to more distrust.” Correspondent Michael Hill reports.

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