If all of us were vaccinated, do you not believe that less people would die? If you're not vaccinated, you're part of the problem rather than part of the solution. — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice
If all of us were vaccinated, do you not believe that less people would die? If you're not vaccinated, you're part of the problem rather than part of the solution. — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice
West Virginia GOP governor: 'If you're not vaccinated, you're part of the problem'
"If you're out there in West Virginia, and you're not vaccinated today, what's the downside?" Justice said during a televised coronavirus briefing. "If all of us were vaccinated, do you not believe that less people would die? If you're not vaccinated, you're part of the problem rather than part of the solution."

After reaching the threshold of 1 million residents getting at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, Justice made a plea to young people to get inoculated. Compared with 77.4% of residents over age 65 who are fully vaccinated, only 53.7% of West Virginians over age 12 have received both shots, according to state Covid-19 data.

"The young people out there are the ones that are dragging their feet," the governor said. "The sun is shining, they're out of school, all is good in the world and everything, yet they don't really realize that they could be the transmitters that could be passing this on to someone that's going to die."

Justice, whose state has touted a vaccination incentive lottery with prizes such as $1 million cash, 25 weekend getaways and two full four-year scholarships, had said Sunday that those choosing not to get the shot are entering a "death lottery." "When it really boils right down to it, they're in a lottery to themselves," Justice told ABC News. "We have a lottery, you know, that basically says, 'If you're vaccinated, we're going to give you stuff.' "

He added: "Well, you've got another lottery going on. And it's the death lottery."
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