This is why I like Gov. Whitmer's plan for Michigan. It's based on the vaccination rate, so it should incentivize more people to get vaccinated.So in part to motivate that last group, I’d much prefer that we don’t just blindly extend these dates – but instead announce that when 75% of the population has been vaccinated, then all federal mandates and travel restrictions will be dropped. Period. They may have hinted that in the past, but it needs to be made crystal clear.
Someone compared it to a blockbuster movie. You had a ton of people clamoring for tickets and showtimes, and then you had a group that said, "Eh... we'll catch it in a couple weeks or so when it isn't so busy. Maybe when it hits Netflix. I can wait."
Now that we have a carrot/stick situation, those "wait and sees" are going to start scheduling appointments rather than waiting several more weeks.
The University of Michigan created a model that shows we should reach 70% by the end of the summer. Note that "should"; it's an encouraging thought, though.