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People with Ph. D. most Hesitant to be Vaxxed

By HatetheSwamp
August 13, 2021 4:14 pm
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I stumbled across this through a happy accident.

You progressives here amuse me in your smugness regarding people who resist being vaxxed.

Earlier today, I linked to a New York Times article which mentioned that it is blacks, not white Trump Bubbas who are very fiercely resist being vaccinated.

Not long after that, I was scanning a news site because it is always on the ball about tracking hurricanes. We're heading south next week and I wanted to see what I could find out about Fred. While I was there, I looked around and found this headline.

I happened to be in public and I had to fight back the urge to effin LOL! Bahahahaha.

So, it seems that it is Ph. Ds., a group made up entirely of people who have demonstrated the capability to think original thoughts at an advanced level, who are most resistant to getting vaccinated. Bahahahaha. Too sweet.

So, you can stop now with your self serving factless myth that the stupid aren't smart enough to be vaxxed. Bahahahaha, ahhhhhh! Apparently, you're too stupid not to be vaxxed!

What a day! First I prove that people who demean the vaccine hesitant are racists. Now this! What an effin day!!!!!

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  1. by Curt Anderson on August 13, 2021 4:49 pm
    You and/or the article are misinterpreting and mischaracterizing that study. What the study actually concluded is that among the unvaccinated, the Ph. D. crowd are the most obstinate and therefore those know-it-alls are hardest to convince. In fact, the most educated are the most likely to be vaccinated.

    (USC FEBRUARY 25, 2021)
    Results from a new USC Dornsife study show that U.S. adults with higher education are significantly more likely to get a COVID-19 vaccination and to believe in the vaccine’s safety and effectiveness.

    (State Health Access Data Assistance Center, SHADAC July 19, 2021)
    Disparities by education level remained, with adults holding a bachelor’s degree or higher continuing to have the highest vaccination rate at 90.8%, and adults without a high school diploma having the lowest vaccination rate at 68.6%. Despite having the lowest vaccination rate, adults without a high school diploma had the largest relative improvement to the national average, going from 38 percent below the national average in March (29.2% vs. 47.0%) to 13 percent below the national average in June (68.6% vs. 79.1%). Vaccination rates among adults with a high school degree or equivalent and adults with some college or an associate’s degree also improved somewhat relative to the national average.

    news.usc.edu
    shadac.org


  2. by Curt Anderson on August 13, 2021 6:40 pm
    Who Remains Unvaccinated? Unvaccinated Adults Are Younger, Less Educated, Republicans
    © 2021 KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION and source of graph below.

    Party identification
    Democrat
    23% Unvaccinated adults
    27% Wait and see
    15% Definitely not get the vaccine

    Republican
    51% Unvaccinated adults
    46% Wait and see
    58% Definitely not get the vaccine

    Education
    High school or less
    46% Unvaccinated adults
    53% Wait and see
    37% Definitely not get the vaccine

    Some college
    36% Unvaccinated adults
    32% Wait and see
    43% Definitely not get the vaccine

    College degree or more
    17% Unvaccinated adults
    14% Wait and see
    19% Definitely not get the vaccine

    No, a Study Didn’t Find That ‘the Most Highly-Educated Americans Are Also the Most Vaccine-Hesitant’

    kff.org
    truthorfiction.com


  3. by HatetheSwamp on August 14, 2021 3:55 am

    I don't see an contradiction between my post and your responses.

    What I demonstrated is that to be vaccine hesitant is not a matter of being a doltish Trump worshiping ignert Bubba, which has been conventional wisdom among progressive posters at the Selectsmart Post.

    I was merely confronting SS fascist progressive bigotry with the real world.


  4. by Curt Anderson on August 14, 2021 7:55 am
    I don't see an contradiction between my post and your responses. --HtS

    Nobody is denying that you don't see an contradiction between your post and my responses.

    Nor has anybody here claimed that none of the unvaccinated are well-educated and/or Democrats.

    Your headline and subsequent post is more evidence that Trump voters most hesitant to accept facts.


  5. by Donna on August 14, 2021 8:07 am
    The author of the article hts posted did not misinterpret the results of the Carnegie Mellon/University of Pittsburgh study. I downloaded and looked at that study's findings. If you group everyone who has more than a high school education, including those with PhDs, then there is less vaccine hesitancy than with the high school or less group, but when post high school education level is broken down by sublevels, those with PhDs are the most hesitant of all education levels including those with a high school or less education.

    Is the reason a special level of obstinacy among those with PhDs as Curt suggested? The study doesn't draw any conclusions about that.

    I'll continue searching for more information on that study.


  6. by Curt Anderson on August 14, 2021 10:09 am
    Donna,
    The headline that is as I suggested a misinterpretation or a mischaracterization of the study. It is misleading to say "People with Ph. D. most Hesitant to be Vaxxed". That makes it sound like most educated are the most likely to resist vaccination. In fact, the best educated are the most likely group to be vaccinated. HtS would have been correct had his headline said Among the current vaccine holdouts, people with Ph. D. remain the most hesitant.

    The Carnegie Mellon study explored only the attitudes of the only the currently unvaccinated, not the general population. The study found that "Hesitancy held constant in the most educated group (those with a PhD); by May PhD’s were the most hesitant group." In other words, the brainiacs were the most stubborn.

    Two of the most prominent anti-Covid vaccine crackpots are the very well-educated Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Naomi Wolf (she went to Oxford, etc.)


  7. by Donna on August 14, 2021 10:30 am
    OF COURSE only the unvaccinated are in the hesitant category.

    Try as you may, there is no getting around the survey results which clearly show that as of May 2021, a higher percentage of PhDs are hesitant about getting the COVID vax than any other education demographic.


  8. by Curt Anderson on August 14, 2021 11:34 am
    "that as of May 2021, a higher percentage of PhDs are hesitant about getting the COVID vax than any other education demographic." --Donna.

    I underlined the operative words that HtS and unherd omitted. In other words, the unvaccinated portion of the population who have had two or three months to be vaccinated. Here's the reality, which you wouldn't know from HtS's op:

    People with college degrees are more likely to have a COVID-19 vaccination
    (MarketWatch, March 27, 2021)Some 30% of the more than 85 million Americans who have received at least one COVID vaccine dose so far have at least a bachelor’s degree, according to research published by Georgetown University



    marketwatch.com


  9. by Donna on August 14, 2021 11:47 am
    But people with PhDs are more likely than any other educational demographic to be hesitant about getting vaccinated.


  10. by Donna on August 14, 2021 12:10 pm
    The peculiar thing is that people with PhDs have always been more hesitant about getting vaxed against COVID than people with Masters or 4-year degrees.

    See the graph at the bottom of the link below.
    medrxiv.org


  11. by Curt Anderson on August 14, 2021 12:13 pm
    Donna,
    You mean, the still unvaccinated people with PhDs are more likely than any other educational demographic to be hesitant about getting vaccinated.

    Incidentally, don't you think the study was somewhat subjective? According to the study's author, "people who said 'probably not' or 'definitely not' were considered to be vaccine hesitant." If somebody told you that they would "probably not" do something, is the an 80% or 90% assurance or maybe it's closer to 50-50. Is "definitely not" a 100% guarantee?

    We should revisit this in a few months. I'll be interested to see how many of these "probably not" and "definitely not" Ph. D. types actually stick to their unvaccinated guns when the colleges, corporations, and government where they work mandate vaccinations. Will they give up their cushy good-paying jobs? I predict that the vaccination rates will correlate closely with education level as it does now.


  12. by Donna on August 14, 2021 12:22 pm
    "I predict that the vaccination rates will correlate closely with education level as it does now." - Curt

    It's not enough to say "education level" because there has always been a marked difference between the responses of PhDs versus other college graduates. As the graph shows, the hesitancy rates have remained unchanged for PhDs since vaccines were first made available.


  13. by Curt Anderson on August 14, 2021 12:50 pm
    Donna,
    You refer to the medrxiv.org chart. I don't see much difference between the top four levels of education starting with a four-year degree and up. It seems to be in the 12% to 15% range just looking at the chart. But don't forget this is only of the unvaccinated. As soon as the "probably" and "definitely" nots get vaccinated they were no longer in the survey, which was done through Facebook.


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