Think tanks suggest lottery tickets to speed up vaccination


The Grattan Institute has released a new modeling showing that Australia can safely “live with COVID” if 80% of its population is vaccinated.

However, to achieve this goal, think tanks are proposing a series of measures, including the National Lottery, to encourage Australians to take jabs.

Currently, about 13.6% of Australians are vaccinated twice, but so far 31.4% have been vaccinated once.

Danielle Wood, CEO of the Grattan Institute, said: It is indefinitely walled inside the Australian fortress, separated from the rest of the world, and cannot be separated from each other on a regular basis. “

One idea was for the federal government to set up Vaxlotto. This is a $ 10 million nationwide lottery where everyone with one jab participates and anyone with two jabs doubles their chances.

Gratin also proposes vaccine passports throughout the country’s air travel, hospitality, sports and entertainment venues. Vaccines should also be mandatory for vulnerable and high-risk environments such as elderly care, hospitals, services for persons with disabilities, prisons and schools.

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Nurse Emerdam Fara will administer AstraZeneca vaccine to Margaret Doneran at the Sydney West COVID Vaccine Center in Australia on May 7, 2021 (Brook Mitchell / Getty Images).

Think tanks also suggest that vaccination hubs will open across clinics, pharmacies, schools, workplaces, as well as supermarkets and sporting events. These should be enhanced by marketing campaigns targeting youth and ethnic communities.

Gratin bases these proposals on internal modeling and reveals that 80% of countries, and 95% of the most vulnerable countries, need to be vaccinated before the blockades and restrictions are relaxed.

according to To report Opening a country when only 50-70% of Australia is vaccinated is still too risky.

“The bad news is that our modeling shows that Australia cannot be safely reopened until it is 80% vaccinated,” said Steven Duckett, director of the Gratin Health Program. “But the good news is that our report shows that we can get there soon.”

The report also claimed that 10 percent of the population was enthusiastic anti-vaxxers.

This report was submitted due to the stricter restrictions placed on Greater Sydney due to the ongoing increase in infections with the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as the new coronavirus.

The city had been blocked for five weeks due to the outbreak of a variant of the Delta virus, but as of July 28, the state government had further blocked the block due to low immunization rates and continued infection. It has been extended for 4 weeks.

Police power has also expanded dramatically, and Australian troops have been asked to monitor compliance on weekends with thousands of Sydney cider marching down the streets of CBD, following protests calling for the removal of restrictions.

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