Why are so many Scorpios anti-vax? Utah County Divides Vaccination Rates By ZODIAC Signs – And Finds Leos And Aquarius Most Stung
- The Salt Lake County Health Department tracked the number of residents vaccinated by date of birth and found that Leos have a full 70% vaccination coverage
- Aquarius was the second most vaccinated sign in the province at 67%, while Scorpios were bottom of the list at 46%, just below Virgos at 50%
- Salt Lake Health tweeted the full chart on Tuesday with mixed reviews, but stuck to its decision to share the information
- The department explained it is “finding new and different ways to keep our community talking about vaccination when there is significant message fatigue.”
A Utah county has refreshed its COVID-19 data by lowering vaccination rates based on zodiac signs in an effort to combat information fatigue.
The Salt Lake County Health Department tracked the number of residents vaccinated by birth date and found that Leos have a 70 percent vaccination rate, while Scorpios were at the bottom of the list at 46 percent.
“Now that Mercury isn’t retrograde, let’s leave it at this… (and yes, this is data-based),” the Salt Lake Health tweeted Tuesday while sharing a chart of his findings.
Rogue: Salt Lake County Health Department Used Data to Break Vaccination Rates by Zodiac Sign in Effort to Combat COVID-19 Information Fatigue
Data: The department tracked the number of residents vaccinated by date of birth and found that Leos have a 70 percent vaccination rate in the county, while Scorpios have 46 percent
Aquarius were the second most vaccinated sign in the province at 67 percent, while the others fell somewhere in the 50 percent range — except for Scorpio, arguably the most hated sign in the zodiac.
With a vaccination rate of 46 percent, Scorpios were just below Virgos at 50 percent.
The Salt Lake County Health Department included a disclaimer at the bottom of the chart, writing: “The COVID-19 vaccine is backed by science and is in no way influenced by horoscopes. But come on Scorpions!’
Astrology is considered a pseudoscience, so it should come as no surprise that the response to the data has been mixed. But fans and critics alike shared their thoughts in the comments.
Spreading the word: Salt Lake’s health department tweeted the chart Tuesday with mixed reviews
Target: Some critics slammed the card, but the department defended it, explaining it was looking for new ways to get the community talking about vaccination
‘Holy hell people. You change the denominator and are surprised? Scorpios are the most common sign, Leo the least. You just take a constant and change the denominator,” complained one Twitter user.
But the department stood by its decision, explaining, “What we’re really doing is finding new and different ways to keep our community talking about vaccination when there’s significant message fatigue around the topic.”
Some tried to claim it was ‘misinformation’, but others claimed the data was technically correct whether you believe in astrology or not.
“I don’t believe in astrology at all, but this isn’t misinformation,” explained a co-counter. “It’s just information that you don’t find useful and I agree with you there too. But that’s not the same.’
Love it: There were also a number of Twitter users who were amused by the graph and appreciated the department’s efforts
Another critic sarcastically tweeted that “our” ancestors died so that our tax dollars would be used for this,” sparking a sharp follow-up response from the department.
“We don’t think it’s a waste to find new and different ways to help the community by talking about vaccination when there’s significant fatigue around vaccine messages,” Salt Lake Health wrote back. “And it took less time to do it than you complained about here.”
There were also a number of Twitter users who were amused by the graph and appreciated the department’s efforts.
“A Leo must have made this image,” one person joked, while another added, “Aquarian would be great, except we were too busy flirting with the medical professionals.”
‘I don’t believe in astrology. I’m a Taurus and we’re not superstitious,’ another commented. “But I do know dozens of Scorpions and their low vaccination rates don’t surprise me.”