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Colorado Governor Jared Polis Says COVID Emergency Is ‘Over’



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In an interview last week, Colorado Governor Jared Polis declared the COVID-19 “over” in his state. Colorado will stop implementing a statewide mandate.

From here on, he said that if unvaccinated Coloradoans get sick, the fault will lie with them.

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Governor Jared Polis: It’s Their Own Damn Fault

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In particular, the Democrat governor said that Colorado will stop making any moves to address the pandemic. He won’t implement any new statewide mask mandate.

The governor also pointed out that by this time, if anybody gets sick of COVID-19, it’s “their own darn fault.” 

“Everybody had more than enough opportunity to get vaccinated,” Polis declared last Friday. “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. Those who get sick, it's almost entirely their own darn fault,” he added. Polis also said that he didn’t want to say that all vaccinated citizens’ won’t get the virus, but that it’s rare.  

Governor Jared Polis Throws Vaccine Numbers

Polis also shared local vaccine and hospitalization numbers to put things in perspective. The Colorado governor said that out of the 1400 Coloradoans in the hospital with COVID, only 200 or 16% of patients completed their vaccinations.

Many of these patients are older or have pre-existing conditions. 84% of the patients hospitalized in Colorado remain unvaccinated. “They absolutely had every chance to get vaccinated,” he said. 

In addition, Polis suspects that some Americans made the decision to skip vaccinations. He continues to encourage those who have yet to get vaccines to do so.

“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.”

Governor Jared Polis Supports Local Areas That Institute Their Own Mandates

Specifically, Governor Polis said he supports local areas that implement their own mandates that fit their individual needs. He prefers that the state stays out of it.

The governor’s comments follow new restrictions instituted in several Denver metro area counties. This includes measures indicating a “vax or mask” policy. This requires businesses to either require masks indoors or demand proof of vaccination from customers.

The emergency is over,” he said. “You know, public health [officials] don’t get to tell people what to wear; that's just not their job. Public health [officials] would say to always wear a mask because it decreases flu and decreases [other airborne illnesses].

But that's not something that you require; you don't tell people what to wear. You don't tell people to wear a jacket when they go out in winter and force them to [wear it]. If they get frostbite, it's their own darn fault.” 

Hard To Penetrate The Bubble

“If you haven't been vaccinated, that's your choice. I respect that. But it's your fault when you're in the hospital with COVID,” he emphasized.

Afterward, Polis rued the presence of an “alternate misinformation universe” that pushes Americans not to get their vaccines. He said that there are people who believe that he joined a massive conspiracy.

Also, some people deny the existence of COVID and that vaccines do not work. Or if it works, it carries severe side effects. “The truth is they're in their own bubble, and it's very hard to penetrate,” Polis lamented. 

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