Candace Owens was denied entry to a COVID-19 testing middle after the proprietor instructed her she has “pro-actively labored to make the pandemic worse,” the conservative commentator revealed on Wednesday.
After Owens, who’s unvaccinated, tried to get examined for the illness in Aspen, Colorado, the proprietor of the testing facility, Suzanna Lee, instructed Owens she was “going to refuse this reserving and deny service” as a result of Owens’s “spreading misinformation, politicizing and DISCOURAGING the sporting of masks and actively dissuading folks from receiving life-saving vaccinations.”
“My group and myself have labored extra time, to exhaustion, unpaid and underpaid this previous 12 months, spending our personal capital to make sure that our group stays protected,” Lee wrote to Owens on Tuesday. “It could be unfair to them and to the sacrifices we’ve got all made this 12 months to serve you.”
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Simply completed my stay on Instagram right here: https://t.co/lPjhqVYaGO
As promised— right here is the e-mail from the rabid activist declining to provide me a take a look at, plus my response to her. She clearly isn’t secure sufficient to work in well being and is a hazard to the Aspen group. pic.twitter.com/nV7xMGqVN3
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) September 2, 2021
Owens stated Lee’s message “would possibly objectively be essentially the most hilarious e-mail [she has] ever obtained in [her] life.”
“Nothing screams ‘this virus isn’t political’ fairly like googling the names of the individuals who e-book assessments with you and figuring out on a case by case foundation whether or not or not you’ll allow them to comply along with your group covid measures,” Owens wrote in an e mail to Lee. “Nothing screams ‘I really like my area people’ fairly like refusing to check people who find themselves going to an area occasion and want to guarantee they’re unfavorable and subsequently don’t unfold the virus.”
In response to questions from some on the Left about whether or not Lee, as a non-public enterprise proprietor, ought to have the liberty to disclaim her service, Owens stated she “very a lot imagine[s] within the freedom to decide on.”
“Simply mentioning the good irony that when the ‘well being workers’ start selecting who’s allowed to find out if they’ve covid — we’re now not in a public well being disaster,” she continued Thursday. “Admit it. Covid is political.”
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Owens, who’s unvaccinated and has declined to put on a masks in situations through which she has skilled potential publicity, doubled down on previous criticism of coronavirus protocols Thursday, saying conservatives needs to be “given exemption playing cards” from COVID-19 assessments to “exempt [them] from this faux pandemic.”
Colorado has skilled 618,072 instances of COVID-19, with 7,151 deaths attributed to the illness, in response to the Colorado Division of Public Well being and Atmosphere. Greater than 67% of the state’s eligible inhabitants is totally immunized, the division added.