This is Waterboy with your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief for Wednesday, May 26th, 2021.
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United Is Giving Away Free Flights To Vaccinated Travelers—And Delta, American And Southwest Should, Too
United Airlines just launched a sweepstakes that’s open only to fully vaccinated travelers, and the prize is a humdinger.
Every day in June, the airline will give away a pair of roundtrip tickets for two, in any class of service, to anywhere in the world United flies. But wait, there’s more. On July 1, United will dip back into the pool and randomly pick five winners for the amazing grand prize: Free flights for two, anywhere in the world, for an entire year.
Not only is this initiative good for United’s business, it’s going to be very good for the country.
Vaccine incentives work, and that’s especially true for lottery-style campaigns that offer mega prizes. Ohio’s Vax-a-Million sweepstakes, which is giving away five $1 million prizes to vaccinated residents, boosted the state’s vaccine rate by more than 28% in its first three days. The first winner was pulled yesterday from a pool of 2.8 million entries.
Now, New York, Maryland and Oregon are also incentivizing unvaccinated residents to get their Covid-19 shots by offering the chance to win as much as $5 million through their own lotteries.
“We’re proud to do our part to incentivize people to get their shot,” said United CEO Scott Kirby. “Thanks to the vaccine, more and more destinations are opening up for travel – and we know our customers are eager to fly.”
Idaho’s COVID-19 vaccine rates still among lowest in the U.S.; state reports 6 deaths
According to the Idaho Statesman:
“Idaho health officials on Monday reported 329 new cases of COVID-19 and six deaths in a state that has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country.
The 329 new cases reported since Friday are in line with case numbers in recent days, with a quarter of the new cases reported in Ada County (52,644 total).
Officials also reported six new deaths related to COVID-19. One new death was reported in each of the following counties: Bannock (110 total), Canyon (299 total), Jefferson (31 total), Kootenai (210 total), Lewis (10 total) and Owyhee (30 total). To date, 2,086 Idahoans have died of COVID-19.
The plateau in cases comes as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that Idaho is among the worst states in the country for vaccination rates per capita. The CDC shows about 67,900 vaccine doses administered in Idaho per 100,000 residents, the sixth-worst rate in the country. Only Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Wyoming and Arkansas are worse.
Idaho has been falling behind national vaccination rates for some time. Health and Welfare data shows 42.4% of Idahoans 18 and older have been fully vaccinated versus 49.6% nationwide. About 70.5% of Idahoans 65 and older have completed their vaccinations. Nearly 74% of people in the same age category nationwide are fully vaccinated.”
And all this is on the heels from our experts gaslighting us and telling us that lockdowns work. Well here is Representative Jim Jordan embarrassing Fauci:
Roll clip: https://twitter.com/aginnt/status/1383553315980464133
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The Pentagon’s chosen leader to root out “extremism” in the military once tweeted that all Trump supporters are extremists
According to Not the Bee:
“The leader of a Pentagon working group overseeing efforts to root out domestic extremists in the military tweeted in 2019 that any supporter of former President Donald Trump unequivocally supports extremism and racism.”
Becerra tells WHO it ‘must’ launch more ‘transparent’ investigation into COVID origin
According to Fox:
“Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra on Tuesday told the World Health Organization (WHO) that it “must” launch a more “transparent” investigation into the origins of the coronavirus amid mounting evidence that the virus may have escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology lab in China.
After the WHO appeared complicit with China’s efforts to cover up the severity of the virus’s spread, former President Trump severed ties with the international organization. The Biden administration rejoined the WHO this year, but it has remained critical of the lack of transparency in the group’s reports on the early spread of the virus in China.
“The COVID-19 pandemic not only stole a year from our lives, it stole millions of lives,” Becerra said in an address to the World Health Assembly, a conference organized by the WHO. “Now we must honor our departed by taking urgent action this year — to strengthen health security and pandemic preparedness so that we are better prepared for the next global health crisis.”
Republicans plan to send Biden nearly $1 trillion infrastructure counteroffer this week
According to CNBC:
“A group of Senate Republicans plans to send President Joe Biden an infrastructure counteroffer this week as the sides consider whether they can bridge an ideological gulf to craft a bipartisan bill.
The proposal could cost nearly $1 trillion, and Republicans aim to offset the spending without increasing taxes. The group of GOP lawmakers aims to deliver the plan as soon as Thursday morning.
Hopes for an agreement between the parties to revamp U.S. transportation and broadband appeared to dim last week. After the White House cut its infrastructure offer to $1.7 trillion from $2.3 trillion, an aide to Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said the plan’s price tag was “well above the range of what can pass Congress with bipartisan support.”
The Republican group initially put out a $568 billion infrastructure framework last month.”
Democrats will have to decide whether they want to chop up their plan enough to win Republican votes, or try to forge ahead on their own using special budget rules. It is unclear if they would consider passing parts of the proposal with GOP support, then moving to approve other pieces on their own.
The Biden administration has said it wants to see whether it can make progress in bipartisan infrastructure talks before Memorial Day.”
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