Sunday, August 15, 2021

Those Ignorant People Who Will Not Vaccinate

 Several public health professors have been keeping track of the COVID vaccine hesitants through May, 31.  The results blow away the prejudices of the elites.  You know: ignorant, poorly educated white people (Trump voters). 

 Hesitancy among non-binaries (18.2%) was higher than males (16.6%) or females (13.2%).  Native Americans (25.3%) and Multi-racial (29.2%) were more hesitant than whites (15.8%).

The big surprise is by education.  PhDs (23.9%); were the most likely to be hesitant followed by high school dropouts (20.8%).  Professionals (JD, MD) were 12.3%.  The least hesitant by education level were Master's degrees (8.3%).  My guess is that the high school dropouts are ignorant of how vaccines work, and the PhDs think they are smarter than everyone else.  

By region the South is way ahead on hesitancy (34.5%) compared the the Mountain states (17.9%) and Midwest (18.1%). Of couse, the South is strong in poorly educated people so this may be the reason.

Let me also emphasize the size of the sample: for PhDs n=14,970.

NBC News reports 1 in 4 healthcare workers are not vaccinated.

1 comment:

  1. Vaccine hesitancy is dominated by the Idiocracy and Stephen Hawking ends of the education spectrum. At least President Camacho was able to find the learning curve.