A Utah health department ranked people's vaccination rates based on star signs - and Leos came out on top

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A screenshot of the rankings shared by the Salt Lake County Health Department.
A screenshot of the rankings shared by the Salt Lake County Health Department. Twitter/Salt Lake Health
  • The Salt Lake County Health Department ranked coronavirus vaccine uptake by star signs.

  • It used immunization and population data, but said the vaccine is "no way influenced by horoscopes."

  • Leos were ranked first, and Scorpios last. See the list below.

The Salt Lake County Health Department in Utah ranked the coronavirus vaccination rates of the different star signs, and found that Leos ranked the highest in terms of the proportion that are fully vaccinated.

The department shared its findings on Twitter on Wednesday, reassuring people that "yes, this is based on data."

These were the results:

The department clarified: "The COVID-19 vaccine is backed by science and is no way influenced by horoscopes."

But it couldn't help adding in a plea to the lowest-ranked star sign: "Come on Scorpios!"

According to The Salt Lake Tribune, the analysis was done as the department "obtained anonymized birth dates from the county's vaccination data to learn how vaccines were distributed among the 12 astrological signs, and compared those figures to national estimates for the share of the overall population represented by each sign."

"Obviously, it's not super scientific because we are talking astrology," health department spokesman Nicholas Rupp told the Tribune.

He said the data was intended as a fun way to get people talking about vaccines: "We do have message fatigue around vaccines."

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