Democrat Colorado Gov. Declares Covid Emergency “Over,” Won’t Impose Mask Mandate
Gov. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) has declared he won’t be imposing another statewide mask mandate, crediting the availability of vaccines for helping bring an end to the Covid-19 state of emergency.
Polis made the declaration during an interview with Colorado Public Radio Friday, where he said people have had adequate time to get vaccinated.
“Everybody had more than enough opportunity to get vaccinated,” Polis highlighted. “Hopefully it’s been at your pharmacy, your grocery store, a bus near you, [or at] big events.”
“At this point, if you haven’t been vaccinated, it’s really your own darn fault.”
The governor went on to admit that “unvaccinated” people, who he claimed were filling hospitals, simply won’t be swayed from their decision not to get vaccinated.
“Those who get sick, it’s almost entirely their own darn fault,” he continued. “I don’t want to say that nobody [will get the virus if they’re] vaccinated, but it’s very rare. Just to put it in perspective, of the about 1,400 people hospitalized, less than 200 (or 16%) are vaccinated. And many of them are older or have other conditions. Eighty-four percent of the people in our hospitals are unvaccinated, and they absolutely had every chance to get vaccinated.”
“And at this point, I think it’s almost like they made a deliberate decision not to get vaccinated,” he added. “I still encourage everybody who hasn’t been vaccinated to get protected. And for those who are, make sure to get that booster after six months. The data shows it’s important and very likely even more so with this omicron variant.”
The Democrat governor, who said he’d still support local mask ordinance efforts, went on to acknowledge the government’s overreach in telling people what to wear and attempting to enforce common sense.