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Winner, winner chicken dinner: Asian states resort to vaccine bribery

Chickens, cows, flats offered up in Southeast Asia’s vaccination lucky draws

Juarawee Kittisilpa, Marius Zaharia and Heru Asprihanto

Chickens, cows, paid leave, even a $1m flat, these are the prizes on offer from Thailand to Indonesia to Hong Kong for those who get vaccinated against Covid-19 as nations across Asia combat vaccine hesitancy.

As more transmissible variants of the virus have driven a surge in cases in Southeast Asia in recent weeks, authorities have started offering chances in lucky draws for vaccinations.

In Thailand’s Mae Chaem district in Chiang Mai, where most residents are cattle farmers, authorities launched a cow raffle this month that is proving to be a hit...

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