Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: New York City and state give goodies for those getting vaccinated

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: New York City and state give goodies for those getting vaccinated

New York City has started to offer $100 to unvaccinated people to encourage them to take the Covid vaccine. The New York City offer is good only at New York City sites, not at CVS or a local urgent care center.  A vaccinated person has to register, and then gets the incentive after getting fully […]

Cash for mammograms is ‘ethically troubling,’ JAMA article says

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Summary: “Offering women money, paid time off, or other incentives to undergo mammography screening is ‘ethically troubling,’ contends the author of a viewpoint published in the September 8 issue of JAMA. A better idea is to offer women incentives for using evidence-based decision aids, irrespective of their ultimate decision for or against screening, says Harald Schmidt, […]