The following article, COVID Testers Deny Service to Conservative Icon Over Vaccine Statements, was first published on Flag And Cross.
There is a very real push in this country to begin treating the unvaccinated among us like second class citizens, and that ugly sentiment appears to be spreading at a record pace this week.
Just days ago, CNN anchor Don Lemon suggested that those who come down with COVID-19 who are not vaccinated should not be allowed to use up hospital resources. This was one of the bolder statements of the argument thus far, but was far outdone this week as a Colorado laboratory refused service to a conservative pundit based on her medical choices.
Conservative author and commentator Candace Owens was denied medical care in the form of a coronavirus test by a Colorado laboratory because of her political beliefs, Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson reported Thursday.
Owens was sent a letter by Aspen Laboratories’ co-founder Suzanna Lee informing her that her “booking” was being cancelled and that she would be “denied service” because of both her aversion to governmental face mask mandates and her analysis of the effectiveness of vaccination shots.
“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,” Lee wrote in the letter obtained by “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
Owens shared the letter online:
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
The incident marks a major uptick in the debate over bodily autonomy here in the United States, and at a time in which abortion rights have also been a subject of heated discussion.
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