Conservative commentator Candace Owens recently spoke out about being denied access to a COVID-19 test after the owner of the testing center said she had “proactively worked to make the pandemic worse.”
Wow. Just wow. So much for all of that love and tolerance, right? These people don’t care about individual health. All they care about is political power and forcing folks to get on board with what they want them to do.
After Owens, who is unvaccinated, attempted to get tested for the disease in Aspen, Colorado, the owner of the testing facility, Suzanna Lee, told Owens she was “going to refuse this booking and deny service” due to Owens’s “spreading misinformation, politicizing and DISCOURAGING the wearing of masks and actively dissuading people from receiving life-saving vaccinations.”
“My team and myself have worked overtime, to exhaustion, unpaid and underpaid this past year, spending our own capital to ensure that our community remains protected,” Lee went on to say in a message to Owens on Tuesday. “It would be unfair to them and to the sacrifices we have all made this year to serve you.”
Just finished my live on Instagram here: https://t.co/lPjhqVYaGO
As promised— here is the email from the rabid activist declining to give me a test, plus my response to her. She clearly isn’t stable enough to work in health and is a danger to the Aspen community. pic.twitter.com/nV7xMGqVN3
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) September 2, 2021
Owens went on to say that Lee’s message “might objectively be the most hilarious e-mail [she has] ever received in [her] life.”
“Nothing screams ‘this virus isn’t political’ quite like googling the names of the people who book tests with you and determining on a case by case basis whether or not you will let them comply with your community covid measures,” Owens said in her reply to Lee. “Nothing screams ‘I love my local community’ quite like refusing to test people who are going to a local event and wish to ensure they are negative and therefore do not spread the virus.”
In response to questions from some on the Left about whether Lee, as a private business owner, should have the freedom to deny her service, Owens said she “very much believe[s] in the freedom to choose.”
“Just pointing out the great irony that when the ‘health employees’ begin choosing who is allowed to determine if they have covid — we are no longer in a public health crisis,” Owens continued. “Admit it. Covid is political.”
Owens, who is unvaccinated and has declined to wear a mask in scenarios in which she has experienced possible exposure, doubled down on past criticism of coronavirus protocols Thursday, saying conservatives should be “given exemption cards” from COVID-19 tests to “exempt [them] from this fake pandemic.”
As of this writing, the state of Colorado has had 618,072 cases of the coronavirus, with a death count of 7,151 being attributed to the illness, according to data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. More than 67 percent of the state’s eligible population have been fully vaccinated.