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(Yahoo)   Have you been wondering about what astrologers might have to say about the link between a person's star sign and vaccination status? No? Well, this Utah County was and spent taxpayer money to find out   (yahoo.com) divider line
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2021-10-22 10:39:19 AM  
fark Yahoo - here's the twitter post with the actual numbers:

https://twitter.com/SaltLakeHealth/st​a​tus/1450570095550517249
 
2021-10-22 10:43:51 AM  
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2021-10-22 11:41:31 AM  
Oh yeah, we're number 2!

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2021-10-22 12:12:34 PM  
Odd that Libra isn't an exact 50%.
 
2021-10-22 12:41:51 PM  
Scorpios have always been a surly bunch.
 
2021-10-22 12:42:15 PM  
As always, Leos leading the way.
 
2021-10-22 12:42:39 PM  
It's best to get vaccinated when Mars is in gatorade.
 
2021-10-22 12:45:06 PM  
There is some truth to astrology, but not in a way astrologers understand.

There are seasonal effects that combine with birth or early developmental stages that influence health and personality.  It doesn't matter if Venus was in retrograde, but spending your first six months indoors with the adults around you carrying seasonal viruses might.

I haven't looked it up, but presumably your distance from the equator factors in as well.
 
2021-10-22 12:45:31 PM  

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: Scorpios have always been a surly bunch.


No, that was Samoans.
 
2021-10-22 12:46:16 PM  

Solty Dog: As always, Leos leading the way.


Clearly, we couldn't do otherwise.
/fluffs mane
 
2021-10-22 12:46:29 PM  
It's the year of the numb nut. Antivaxxer out front should have told you.
 
2021-10-22 12:47:01 PM  
I wanted a famous celebrity to host my new astrology program, but nobody could find the right star.
 
2021-10-22 12:47:02 PM  
I am willing to accept several million in taxpayer funding to study the same theory as it relates to your birth year in the Chinese calendar , all research will be conducted onsite at the local Chinese restaurant and their placemats as source material to see if the year of the Rat = plague rat
 
2021-10-22 12:47:34 PM  
Idiots. Everyone knows you go to a Voodoo priestess for meaningful vaccination information.
 
2021-10-22 12:50:42 PM  

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: Scorpios have always been a surly bunch.


Hey, fark you!

/Turns 40 in five days.
 
2021-10-22 12:52:14 PM  

HighlanderRPI: I am willing to accept several million in taxpayer funding to study the same theory as it relates to your birth year in the Chinese calendar , all research will be conducted onsite at the local Chinese restaurant and their placemats as source material to see if the year of the Rat = plague rat


Nope, Rats are too smart for that.  I think the foolhardy assholes are the Roosters
 
2021-10-22 12:53:04 PM  
The symbol for Cancer is a 69.

Nice.
 
2021-10-22 12:53:53 PM  
I'm a Taurus. Average vaccination rate, perfectly average height for my demographic, we're basically the mayonnaise of the signs. Although according to Wikipedia it was the first sign identified by the Mesopotamians, so we've got that going for us.
 
2021-10-22 12:54:13 PM  
"Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth."

Went to college for four years.  Picked that up in a Tiny Toons episode
 
2021-10-22 12:55:47 PM  
Do Mormons believe in astrology?
 
2021-10-22 12:57:15 PM  
The headline got me thinking, "What podunk backwater county did this shiat?"

SALT LAKE COUNTY?

Utah, I am so glad I don't live in you anymore.
 
2021-10-22 12:57:21 PM  

GypsyJoker: The symbol for Cancer is a 69.

Nice.


So they don't procreate?
 
2021-10-22 12:58:53 PM  

Bonzo_1116: HighlanderRPI: I am willing to accept several million in taxpayer funding to study the same theory as it relates to your birth year in the Chinese calendar , all research will be conducted onsite at the local Chinese restaurant and their placemats as source material to see if the year of the Rat = plague rat

Nope, Rats are too smart for that.  I think the foolhardy assholes are the Roosters


The hell you say. I've been fully vaxxed since May.
 
2021-10-22 12:59:17 PM  
So a college professor printed out horoscopes for everyone in his class and handed them out to all the students and he asked them to read them silently and then say what they thought.

"oh yes, this is me to the "T"

"Yup this is me 100%"

"wow, this describes me very well"

"They nailed it!"

The professor then told the class, "I gave everyone of you the same horoscope."
 
2021-10-22 1:00:07 PM  

Soulless Carbon Rod: Do Mormons believe in astrology?


If it's part of the original Prairie Voodoo package, then yes.
 
2021-10-22 1:04:45 PM  
Keep in mind that Gemini number should be halved.
 
2021-10-22 1:06:53 PM  
Astrology is horseshiat, but I don't see the problem with this.  When you're trying to convince idiots to get vaccinated, it can't hurt to try speaking their language.
 
2021-10-22 1:07:00 PM  
tHeY SpEnT TaXpAyEr mOnEy
GTFOWTS, this is only marginally more difficult than sitting by age cohorts.
\DNRTFA, so this being Utah, it's probably a contracted out boondoggle that profits the local religious establishment
 
2021-10-22 1:07:12 PM  

Soulless Carbon Rod: Do Mormons believe in astrology?


Joseph Smith was into some crazy occult stuff.  I mean, he founded a religion. So, yes.
 
2021-10-22 1:07:29 PM  

steklo: So a college professor printed out horoscopes for everyone in his class and handed them out to all the students and he asked them to read them silently and then say what they thought.

"oh yes, this is me to the "T"

"Yup this is me 100%"

"wow, this describes me very well"

"They nailed it!"

The professor then told the class, "I gave everyone of you the same horoscope."


A teacher did that to my class in high school.
 
2021-10-22 1:07:58 PM  
I feel I'm being discriminated against and ignored. I am part of the new old zodiac sign, Ophiuchus. No one ever talks about us. That's why we're paranoid and cranky, the two traits associated with our sign. We also like piña coladas and walking in the rain, but that's not important now. Ophicans Unite!
 
2021-10-22 1:08:44 PM  

Rezurok: it can't hurt to try speaking their language.


doy, duh, um, er, blagh, doh, la de da, mmmmm, blarghg.


translated:  "get your damn shots"
 
2021-10-22 1:08:59 PM  

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: Scorpios have always been a surly bunch.


Can't get a frog to give me a ride across the river.  That's for sure.  Dumb, thin skinned, easily stingable frog.
 
2021-10-22 1:09:19 PM  
TFA was not the shiatshow I expected. Nice work, Utah health folks.
 
2021-10-22 1:09:22 PM  

steklo: So a college professor printed out horoscopes for everyone in his class and handed them out to all the students and he asked them to read them silently and then say what they thought.

"oh yes, this is me to the "T"

"Yup this is me 100%"

"wow, this describes me very well"

"They nailed it!"

The professor then told the class, "I gave everyone of you the same horoscope."


This also works with personality tests.
 
2021-10-22 1:10:43 PM  
I suppose the 'study' isn't that dumb if it convinced someone to get vaccinated.

But anybody who wasn't convinced by anything until their horoscope told them to is an absolute idiot.
 
2021-10-22 1:10:54 PM  

Unsung_Hero: There is some truth to astrology, but not in a way astrologers understand.

There are seasonal effects that combine with birth or early developmental stages that influence health and personality.  It doesn't matter if Venus was in retrograde, but spending your first six months indoors with the adults around you carrying seasonal viruses might.

I haven't looked it up, but presumably your distance from the equator factors in as well.


Far better (and well documented) example is hockey playing ability.   Capricorns and Aquarians are better hockey players than Sagittarians.

This of course has nothing to due with astrology, but instead birthdate cutoffs in kid's sports.  Jan 1 is typical for hockey, so players born just after that time will tend to be bigger and stronger than kids born nearly a year later just before the cutoff.  Bigger/stronger = more playing time, more coaching attention = better player.

/Capricorn.
//Even if the Sun was in Sagittarius when I was born
///Astrology is off by a sign and drifting ever farther from the original alignment.
 
2021-10-22 1:11:08 PM  

jaytkay: steklo: So a college professor printed out horoscopes for everyone in his class and handed them out to all the students and he asked them to read them silently and then say what they thought.

"oh yes, this is me to the "T"

"Yup this is me 100%"

"wow, this describes me very well"

"They nailed it!"

The professor then told the class, "I gave everyone of you the same horoscope."

A teacher did that to my class in high school.


It's a classic.  I think that and the blue eyes / brown eyes experiments should be standard in school... Under the supervision of an appropriately smart and educated individual.
 
2021-10-22 1:11:24 PM  

jaytkay: A teacher did that to my class in high school.


It's probably a popular trick these days....

I used to read mine in the newspaper before I went to middle school each day. Not once did any of that crap come true.

I find it's best to just use Chinese fortune cookies to dictate my life.

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2021-10-22 1:11:47 PM  
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2021-10-22 1:12:18 PM  
How to increase vaccination rates with this one weird trick.
(If that truly was the point it's sort a slick)
 
2021-10-22 1:12:38 PM  

Enigmamf: This also works with personality tests.


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2021-10-22 1:13:13 PM  
Hey baby, I'm a Scorpio.  What sign are you?
"Stop"
or
"Do Not Enter"
or
"My angry boyfriend is right behind you"
 
2021-10-22 1:13:56 PM  
When anyone would ask me what my sign was, I always told them "neon".
 
2021-10-22 1:15:31 PM  

Cafe Threads: Odd that Libra isn't an exact 50%.


Or Gemini for that matter.
 
2021-10-22 1:16:47 PM  

jasonvatch: fark Yahoo - here's the twitter post with the actual numbers


Well, that's a wrap. The internet was fun while it lasted.
 
2021-10-22 1:16:55 PM  

Schmerd1948: I feel I'm being discriminated against and ignored. I am part of the new old zodiac sign, Ophiuchus. No one ever talks about us. That's why we're paranoid and cranky, the two traits associated with our sign. We also like piña coladas and walking in the rain, but that's not important now. Ophicans Unite!


fark off-Cetus rules!
 
2021-10-22 1:18:50 PM  

Majin_Buu: Cafe Threads: Odd that Libra isn't an exact 50%.

Or Gemini for that matter.


Crossed computers.

/It's an obscure reference, you're probably not cool enough to get it.
 
2021-10-22 1:24:01 PM  

Charlie Chingas: It's best to get vaccinated when Mars is in gatorade.


I prefer a Snickers in my Gatorade.
 
2021-10-22 1:30:17 PM  

steklo: So a college professor printed out horoscopes for everyone in his class and handed them out to all the students and he asked them to read them silently and then say what they thought.

"oh yes, this is me to the "T"

"Yup this is me 100%"

"wow, this describes me very well"

"They nailed it!"

The professor then told the class, "I gave everyone of you the same horoscope."


So your entire college class is vaccinated, them. That's good news.
 
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