According to the latest COVID vaccination rates, the “emergency is over” should be a national mantra, but it is not.
Dr. Fauci instated that masks, then vaccinations, would help end the pandemic in the USA. So following months of marketing and punitive COVID vaccine mandates, in every age group in the latest CDC reports, over 71% of them have received at least one jab.
In line with this data, Democratic Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said last Friday he won’t bring mask mandates back to his state because the COVID-19 “emergency is over.”
The governor said he prefers encouraging vaccination to mask mandates in an interview with Colorado Matters. He also said it’s not the job of public health officials to tell Coloradans to wear masks, even if it may be a good idea.
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“The emergency is over. You know, public health [officials] don’t get to tell people what to wear; that’s just not their job,” Polis said. “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.”
Polis pointed out that the vast majority of people who are hospitalized and dying are unvaccinated, and people have had plenty of time by now to decide if they want to get the shots or not.
In the same report, the percentage of Americans who have taken at least one COVID shot is above the original target numbers the CDC stated would end the pandemic.
“Everybody had more than enough opportunity to get vaccinated. 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,” Polis said. “Frankly, people who want to be protected [have gotten vaccinated]. Those who get sick, it’s almost entirely their own darn fault.”
“We’re talking, as you indicated, a year since the vaccines [became available]; everybody has had the chance to get vaccinated. And at this point, I think it’s almost like they made a deliberate decision not to get vaccinated,” he continued. “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.”