… I thought of this recently when a stream of grumbling turned up in my Twitter feed over incentives that are being offered to encourage Americans to get a COVID-19 vaccine. These include money, beer, doughnuts, and (in a brief campaign called “Joints for Jabs”) weed. Tweeted one commentator: “A sense of decency and community isn’t enough More

As scientists raced to create new vaccines that would fight the novel coronavirus, Matthew Motta had a question: What did Americans expect from these vaccines? Motta, a political scientist at Oklahoma State University who studies vaccine hesitancy, polled nearly 1,000 American adults on their expectations for the then-hypothetical shots. His peer-reviewed study, published More