During the first two waves of the pandemic, a number of prominent Conservatives, who pushed misinformation, avoided getting sick. Now in wave 3, though, many anti-vaxxers are contracting COVID. A number of Conservative radio hosts have died from the disease.
And recently, it was rumored that Conservative pundit Candace Owens had contracted the illness. While the host denied that she was sick, she did try to book a test. The testing site she contacted, in Aspen, Colorado, is refusing to give her a test.
The owner of the facility, Suzanna Lee, laid out her reasoning in an email. She wrote:
“I’ve just learned of this testing request and as the owner of this business am going to refuse this booking and deny service. We cannot support anyone who has pro-actively worked to make this pandemic worse by spreading misinformation, politicizing and DISCOURAGING the wearing of masks and actively dissuading people from receiving life saving vaccinations.”
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
Lee continued, “My team and myself have worked overtime, to exhaustion, upaid and underpaid this past year, spending our own capital to ensure that our community remains protected. It would be unfair to them and to the sacrifices we have all made this year to serve you.”
See a full copy of the letter below:
Candace Owens tried to get a COVID test in Aspen, CO, but was denied service (from a private facility) and received this email, and it’s the best thing I’ve ever read. pic.twitter.com/aSOKBXOvsQ
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) September 2, 2021
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.