While many people base their personality traits on their zodiac sign, it turns out they could tell us a lot more than we thought about ourselves.
One health organisation in Salt Lake County, Utah, has analysed the data of their 1.2 million residents and tweeted a breakdown of Covid-19 vaccine rates, according to star sign.
Health officials of the account said that now that mercury is out of retrograde (a turbulent time for all the star signs), people should utilise this new found freedom from the planets to go and get their jab.
The tweet sparked a social media frenzy, as people quickly jumped on board to defend the actions of their fellow signs.
Now that Mercury is not in retrograde, we're just going to leave this here…
(and yes, this is based on data) pic.twitter.com/fOxBHaDPvY
— Salt Lake Health (@SaltLakeHealth) October 19, 2021
Leo signs (July 22nd – August 23rd) are leading the vaccine charge in Utah, as those who hold the Leo sign generally love to bask in the social spotlight and often see things as a competition.
At the back of the vaccine pack are Scorpio signs (October 23rd – November 21st), as they are notoriously stubborn and enigmatic.
Up the top of the rank with Leo are the other fellow fire signs, Sagittarius and Aries, as these passionate and free-spirited signs are determined to get their way and be free from the clutches of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.
Water sign Aquarius (January 20th – February 18th) was also featured at the top of the vaccine chart, as these revolutionary thinkers use their critical thinking skills to vehemently agree with scientists and medical professionals.
Virgos and Capricorns, two of the three Earth signs, were at the bottom of the list, as they can often be more sceptical and unmoved by an emotional appeal.
Nicholas Rupp, communications manager at the Salt Lake County Health Department (and a vaccinated Scorpio), said the public’s response to the post has been overwhelmingly positive.
“Astrological signs are tribal,” Rupp told The Washington Post. “They bring out a competitiveness in people because nobody wants their sign to be ranked lowest, even if you don’t believe in astrology.”
Scorpio slander aside, Rupp said he’s gotten “a kick out of seeing all the Leos patting themselves on the back.”
“They are really proud of being number one, and that’s awesome,” he said. “That’s one of the things we hoped would come out of this conversation is people taking pride in doing the responsible thing for our community.”
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This article first appeared on Over60.