Coronavirus Vaccine – How to get potential dates to swipe right? Get the COVID vaccine, Louisiana official says | Coronavirus
Louisiana health officials have tried enticing people to get the COVID vaccine with free crawfish, burritos, drive-thru concerts and even alcohol. The latest pitch to get vaccinated? It’ll make you more attractive for online dating.
Well, that’s at least what online dating app OKCupid said, who released data on dating and vaccinations that was then repeated by a top Louisiana health official, Dr. Joe Kanter.
“Everyday, there is more data coming in to show that these vaccines are both safe and effective,” Kanter said. “I saw data today from one of the dating apps out there that the vaccine also makes you 14% more attractive.”
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OkCupid reported that users who say they’re vaccinated are getting 14% more matches and 15% more likes from potential partners.
In fact, the phrase “I’m vaccinated” has increased in usage by 1,400% on the website, a blog post on the company’s site said.
Per Louisiana Department of Health data, 1,614,090 coronavirus vaccines have been initiated and 1,428,799 residents have completed the vaccine series. A small portion of that includes children ages 12-15, who became eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine May 13.
Louisiana also has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the nation, which Kanter spent part of Tuesday’s press conference discussing ways to make vaccines more accessible, like bringing them to neighborhoods or smaller doctor’s clinics.
“In all seriousness, protecting yourself and knowing you’re not going to spread the virus unbeknownst to somebody else is something that should be attractive to everyone,” Kanter added.
During the Tuesday press conference, Governor John Bel Edwards also relaxed some coronavirus restrictions, like school mask mandates. You can watch the full press conference here.