Ottawa vaccination charges by zodiac signal


We have crunched the information, we have seemed to the celebs and we have give you a ‘scientific’ rating of Ottawa’s most-to-least vaccinated star indicators.

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As common subscribers of Ottawa Public Well being’s and different organizations’ COVID-19 dashboards and research already know, the numbers concerned on this pandemic have been crunched seven methods to Sunday. We will take a look at circumstances by age, by gender, by date, by neighbourhood, by vaccination standing, by establishment, by hospitalization and by so many different angles till we’re blue within the face. It may be daunting, darkish and dispiriting.

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However not all the time.

When the well being division in Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah, not too long ago revealed its vaccination charges by astrological star indicators, the supposed levity was not misplaced on readers, with the company merely discovering a lighthearted method by which to maintain the vaccination dialog going.

After all, we all know analyzing vaccination charges by zodiac signal is enjoyable and goofiness, however nonetheless, we determined to take a web page out of the Salt Lake e-book. In spite of everything, Salt Lake Metropolis, based on July 24, 1847, and thus a Leo, is daring and brave and, in accordance with horoscope dot com (the supply of all our in depth zodiac trait evaluation), able to “vanquish injustice, and make a reputation for themselves alongside the way in which.”

And Ottawa (Jan. 1, 1855, and thus a Capricorn) might not be so heroic, however we’re good and hardworking, and declare as our motto, “I can succeed at something I put my thoughts to.”

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And so we put our thoughts to this very query: Which zodiac indicators in Ottawa are the very best and worst at getting vaccinated?

And earlier than you get your knickers in a knot and pull out your outdated Vitriola typewriter to sprint off an indignant observe insisting that there’s nothing scientific about astrology, we already know that. And when you’re conversely inclined to defend astrology’s research-based deserves, additionally please don’t. Our strategies could not cross the tutorial rigour required for publication in peer-reviewed medical journals, however on the finish of the day, possibly you may counsel that others in your astrological home go get vaxxed, as a result of it appears to be like like these Virgos subsequent door are on the cusp of ascendency or no matter, and we all know how annoying they get when THAT occurs.

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On the face of it, mapping out star signal vaccination charges appeared easy. Ottawa Public Well being kindly offered the information displaying what number of residents 12 and older from every star signal had, as of Nov. 24, been vaccinated. Geminis, it turned out, had turned out — 72,325 of them, greater than some other star signal — to obtain no less than two doses of COVID vaccine, representing 8.9 per cent of totally vaxxed Ottawans.

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The Gemini motto? “I manifest my actuality.”

In the meantime, Sagittarians (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) have been the least totally vaxxed, with solely 61,112, or 7.5 per cent taking the double-plunge. However this, too, we would have seen coming. them: “All about going off the crushed path,” somebody who “goes after what she or he desires, no matter what different individuals assume.”

These Sags put their very own wants above others’, by no means second-guess themselves, and don’t want approval or recommendation of others. Their motto? “Towering genius disdains a crushed path.”

However wait, I hear you say (or no less than the epidemiologists, mathematicians, social scientists, information nerds and baseball sabermetricians amongst you), isn’t it doable that there are fewer complete Saggittarians than different star indicators? That maybe 61k totally vaccinated Sagittarians account for ALL the Sagittarians in Ottawa, whereas the 72k smug Geminis (they are often fairly two-faced, you realize) are solely SOME of the astrological twins on the market, the others nonetheless too occupied conducting their “personal analysis” to go to a pharmacy and roll up their sleeves?

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Completely.

When the Salt Lake County Well being Division launched its figures, it was capable of weight them by factoring in a research by the College of Texas-Austin that estimated the inhabitants of the U.S. primarily based on astrological indicators. Maybe we might simply use the identical star signal percentages to estimate Ottawa’s horoscopic composition?

However no, stated Robin Armstrong, of the Robin Armstrong College of Astrology (RASA) in Etobicoke (I child you not). The figures, he insisted, would differ mainly on account of local weather. Beginning charges would seemingly merely range an excessive amount of when evaluating ice-cold Ottawa with, say, winter-free New Orleans.

Armstrong was unaware of Canadian births being documented by zodiac signal, as was Joan Ann Evelyn, of the Canadian Affiliation for Astrological Training. “That’s an entire lot of data that to my data has not been gathered in Canada,” she stated. “You would need to have entry to beginning certificates to have the ability to do it.”

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Statistics Canada, in the meantime, fairly succinctly (and laudably, if we’re being trustworthy) responded to a question by saying that the group “doesn’t accumulate any details about astrological indicators.” That is precisely the kind of matter-of-fact response we’ve come to count on from the hard-working and reliable Taurus company (circa Could 1, 1971).

However StatsCan, bless their bulldozing persistence (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a Taurus — simply sayin’), does hold meticulous stats concerning the month by which each Canadian is born, and by taking that information for the final 30 years and divvying up every month’s complete in accordance with the portion occupied by the assorted star indicators — nearly three-quarters of September infants are Virgos, for instance, whereas the remaining one-quarter+ are Libras — we are able to give you a snapshot of the nation’s astrological make-up.

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To wit:

To take this a step additional — and naturally we did, seeing because the Ottawa Citizen (née the Bytown Packet, March 29, 1845) boasts the qualities of being trailblazing, aggressive, and unbiased— we endeavoured to calculate Ottawa’s astrological make-up, too.

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By multiplying the Canadian zodiac percentages by Ottawa’s 12+ inhabitants (922,751, the denominator utilized by OPH), we are able to estimate the astrological breakdown of O-City. Admittedly, the outcomes could also be skewed by the truth that not all Ottawans have been born in Canada — the Metropolis of Ottawa web site signifies that almost 1 / 4 of residents took their first breath exterior the nation. With that in thoughts (in addition to Mark Twain’s recommendation to be cautious of “lies, damned lies, and statistics”), these are the star indicators that no less than seem to shine brightest in Ottawa’s vaccination firmament.

And honest warning to the Capricorns on the market: you would possibly must do some vocal warmups for all of the bragging you’re about to do. In line with our evaluation, 98.6 per cent of all Capricorns in Ottawa 12 and older have been double vaccinated.

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Issues are abruptly a lot clearer, proper? Sagittarians (a small group of clever, truth-telling, born leaders), regardless of having the bottom vaccination numbers, have the second-highest price of full vaccination, at 89.7 per cent, leaping from final place to second like they’d simply watched Chariots of Fireplace.

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These self-satisfied Geminis, in the meantime — “social chameleons” — fell from first to eighth when the scale of their group was factored in. However this, too, ought to come as no shock: they’re, in accordance with the scientists at horoscope dot com, “adept at mixing into totally different teams primarily based on the vibe and vitality they understand.”

(This is likely to be pretty much as good a time as any to say the disclaimer Ottawa Public Well being included when offering the vaccination information by star signal: “Please observe that by offering the information, Ottawa Public Well being doesn’t assist any conclusions that could be drawn from the information.” Not a shocking response, actually, as OPH, additionally a Taurus (April 28, 2011 for these functions), usually has “hassle respecting authority, particularly if requested to do one thing they assume is pointless…

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Right here, then, is a take a look at Ottawa’s full-vaccination charges by particular person star signal. “Are you positive it’s scientific?” my editor requested, twice. “Overlook it,” I replied, “it’s astrology.”


Ottawa’s double-vaccination charges by particular person star signal

1. Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)- 98.6 per cent

(68,741 residents 12+, 67,770 double vaxxed)

“Pure rule-followers, Capricorns thrive on order and love strict guidelines, hierarchies, and set methods to do issues.” They’re analytical, accountable and sensible, and “will dig in and get it executed, irrespective of how exhausting or tedious the duty.” What do Anthony Fauci, Greta Thunberg, Michelle Obama and Martin Luther King Jr. all have in widespread? Yep — care-bear Capricorns, each one. How might Capricorns NOT have the very best vaccination price?

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2. Sagittarius (Nov. 23 – Dec. 21)- 89.7 per cent

(68,147 residents 12+, 61,112 double vaxxed)

As talked about above, truth-telling and clever leaders. Disregard that “towering genius” malarkey; As an alternative, keep in mind this: “Sagittarius is adept at placing themselves in one other individual’s footwear.” In order that they’re not going to wish to make grandma sick, or worse.

3. Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)- 89.3 per cent

(76,086 residents 12+, 67,969 double vaxxed)

Developing only a few jabs behind Sagittarians, the well-balanced and accountable Librans are “all the time keen to place others earlier than themselves” and “take a big-picture strategy.” Or, as Libra rock star and ethical compass Avril Lavigne put it, “It’s good for everybody to attempt to hold one another secure.”

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4. Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 22)- 87.9 per cent

(75,199 residents 12+, 66,070 double vaxxed)

Regardless of the last-place displaying of Scorpios in Salt Lake County, Utah, their Ottawa counterparts fared much better, with a fourth-place displaying of 87.9 per cent, just about precisely town’s common. Maybe this obvious dichotomy, in addition to the truth that Scorpios are straddling Ottawa’s vaccination line, might be defined by this horoscope dot com description: “Their emotions are what drives them and strengthens them, however their mutability can scare them and make them really feel weak and uncontrolled.” Mutability SHOULD scare them!

5. Taurus (April 20 – Could 20)- 87.7 per cent

(80,644 residents 12+, 70,719 double vaxxed)

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One other middling star signal with regards to vax charges, maybe their relative torpor comes from their collective bullheadedness. “This looking signal is keen to see one other viewpoint, however they gained’t flip-flop on an opinion simply to make another person pleased,” says horoscope dot com. “They’ll shift their pondering provided that they really have a change of coronary heart.” Moreover, the location notes, they’re hardworking AND lazy, whereas their motto is “Nothing value having comes straightforward.” Sigh.

6. Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)- 87.7 per cent

(75,838 residents 12+, 66,477 double vaxxed)

Severely, if simply 28 extra Pisces had been totally vaccinated, they’d have leapt up a spot, overtaking Taurus. Sadly, Pisces will not be explicit prideful — actually not like Taureans. In addition they possess a “stay and let stay” strategy, which can hinder their drive to get vaccinated. However they’re additionally deeply intuitive, so maybe it’s only a matter of time.

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7. Aries (March 21 – April 19)- 87.1 per cent

(76,842 residents 12+, 66,911 double vaxxed)

“Aries won’t ever do one thing simply because everybody else is doing it,” however on the similar time they’re maybe essentially the most aggressive of the star indicators. “One of the best ways to encourage an Aries is to show one thing right into a contest. Aries will put every little thing they’ve (after which some) into successful.” So check out your self, Aries — you’re in seventh place. Appears like no medal for you, except you rely that participation badge that everybody will get.

8. Gemini (Could 21 – June 21)- 86.4 per cent

(83,739 residents 12+, 72,325 double vaxxed)

Geminis’ glass-half-full optimism tells them they account for extra totally vaccinated residents than some other star signal. However they’re additionally essentially the most populous in Ottawa, giving the twins a vax price of 86.4 per cent, eighth among the many dozen astrological indicators. This, maybe, is a part of the “two totally different sides they’ll show to the world,” in accordance with horoscope dot com. “Blessed with off-the-charts vitality,” it provides, “Gemini will all the time hold the occasion going.” Maybe they merely should be reminded of different methods to maintain events going.

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9. Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb 18)- 86.4 per cent

(73,123 residents 12+, 63,145 double vaxxed)

Much like Pisces, Aquarians solely want just a few extra — a mere dozen, actually — totally vaccinated amongst their ranks to maneuver up a spot. And whereas they possess a robust sense of social justice and concern for others, they’re additionally unbiased and enigmatic, barely seeing themselves as a gaggle. “They know leaping into one thing too shortly could cause extra hurt than good” leaving one to marvel what “too shortly” means, and whether or not that angle is at odds with their motto, “There is no such thing as a me, there may be solely we.”

10. Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)- 85.9 per cent

(82,010 residents 12+, 70,482 double vaxxed)

Virgos, in accordance with horoscope.com, contemplate a day in mattress with a e-book ultimate, so maybe that facet of them has been a little bit too prevalent with regards to their Tenth-place vaccination price. “A Virgo prefers a night with good buddies to an enormous occasion, and values downtime simply as a lot as socializing,” the location continues. “This signal doesn’t must fill their calendar to be content material.” Even their motto — “My finest can all the time be higher” — makes for some discouraging studying.

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11. Most cancers (June 23 – July 22)- 85.7 per cent

(81,639 residents 12+, 69,945 double vaxxed)

Horoscope dot com praises the “reality” (my emphasis) that “Crabs don’t want all of the information and figures to know the precise plan of action,” and possibly it’s simply my being a Libra that makes me see one other, probably dangerous, facet to that attribute. (However who’s to say what’s within the head of an animal that all the time walks sideways?) In addition they don’t like social gatherings, one other doable (non) motivator. Then once more, they make extraordinarily loyal companions who “gained’t let judgment get in the way in which of an incredible friendship,” so why ought to we? Oh, proper — COVID.

12. Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)- 84.9 per cent

(80,742 residents 12+, 68,554 double vaxxed)

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The variety of Ottawa Leos who will not be totally vaccinated — 12,188 — is bigger than the whole inhabitants of Sandy Hill. Is that this their technique to get into the highlight they so clearly crave? Or can we hope to faucet into the facet of them that, in accordance with horoscope.com, is often swayed by what different individuals need, or count on, them to do? “Studying to calm down and hear is important for Leo indicators to achieve their peak energy,” the location notes.

Salt Lake Metropolis’s “research” had a proviso and suggestion connected, which we will amend and embrace right here: The COVID-19 vaccine is backed by science and is under no circumstances influenced by horoscopes. However come on, Leos!

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