Wow, America has become such a needy, greedy country that people need to be paid to get vaccinated and prevent them from spreading COVID-19.

The United States’ mass vaccination campaign has plateaued, with state and local officials struggling to convince some residents who have yet to receive a Covid-19 vaccine to get one.

Funding ad campaigns that inform people about the vaccines was one way officials were tackling vaccine hesitancy. But a recent poll found that giving cash incentives could also sway some Americans towards getting the vaccine.

A survey, which involved 38,000 respondents, released by UCLA, found that 34 per cent of those who have yet to receive a vaccine would get one if they were incentivised with cash payments of $100. And 31 per cent of the unvaccinated said they would be more likely to get the vaccine if they received just $50.