Tuition lottery shouldn’t be used as Covid vaccine incentive

Posted 28 May 2021 at 8:54 am


I am writing in response to hearing Cuomo announce the tuition lottery teens can enter if they get the Covid vaccine shot. This is outright coercion, using a carrot to dangle in front of parents on the miniscule outside chance that their teen will win a spot.

The use of Covid relief money in this way is abhorrent. Medical decisions (especially for minors) should not be based on gambling for economic gain, and in the case of teens, who have very little risk of dangerous disease outcome from Covid.

What’s next? Maybe green cards for illegals if they agree to experimental drug trials? For now it’s the “chance” for winning tuition from the coerced participation of giving experimental vaccines to minors.

Heather Stone