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Problems With Paying People to Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19

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Corresponding Author: Emily A. Largent, JD, PhD, RN, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, 423 Guardian Dr, Blockley Hall, Room 1403, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (elargent@pennmedicine.upenn.edu).

Published Online: January 6, 2021. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.27121

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.

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