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Fox 29: Are vaccine incentives and mandates the right approach?

By April 24, 2021April 28th, 2021No Comments

On Wednesday, President Biden announced another new tax credit for small and medium-sized businesses that give employees time off to get the shot.

Krispy Kreme is offering a free donut a day to anyone who shows their vaccination card and the NFL Network talking vaccine incentives at the NFL draft next week. Fans who are vaccinated may be invited to view the draft from the exclusive “inner circle” in Cleveland.

But is this an effective approach from a public health standpoint? Harald Schmidt, assistant professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, says no. He says access and trust are key.

Schmidt adds incentives for all doesn’t make sense economically and incentives for some is stigmatizing while mandates are understandable they can also trigger pushback.

Read more at Fox 29.

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    Harald Schmidt, PhD, MA

    Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine