Candace Owens is one of those Republican and Conservative leaders who are against getting the COVID-19 vaccine, but this might not come as a surprise considering her previous statements about the pandemic not being real. Making use of social media, news outlets, and entertainment platforms, Owens repeatedly pushes out truth while angering every leftist in the room.
“I have no interest in getting the Covid-19 vaccine and celebrities video-taping themselves getting the injection isn’t moving the needle any,” she tweeted on April 2, claiming, “Big Tech is colluding to create a peer pressure campaign for vaccinations.”
Candace has described the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers in New York as “tyranny”, and said those in the sector who want to hold out against the jab should work in other parts of the country.
The conservative firebrand who has opposed compulsory vaccination, made the comments after the deadline passed beyond which all healthcare workers in the state were required to be vaccinated against the disease.
Around 12 percent of staff at New York City’s 11 public hospitals, or about 5,000 of the 43,000 employees, still have not had the jab, Health + Hospitals CEO Dr. Mitch Katz said, according to CNN.
Unvaccinated employees would be put on unpaid leave but can return if they got the jab.
However, the requirement (which came in from Monday) could lead to a shortage of crucial staff at the frontline fighting the pandemic.
Owens suggested they should take their services elsewhere.
“To all the healthcare workers in New York who are standing up to the tyranny—there is a childcare shortage in many states due to so many people away from the coasts as well as private health clinics looking for help.”
“Take this opportunity to move out of filthy, corrupt, NYC,” she tweeted.
In a follow-up message, Owens shared a clip of New York governor, Kathy Hochul saying she would sign an executive order to give herself the power to tackle any worker shortage when the vaccine mandate went into effect overnight Monday.
Owens wrote, “Remember guys, only people being hospitalized are the unvaccinated but they have to fire all of the unvaccinated nurses and doctors to protect them from the…unvaccinated,” adding next to 12 clown emojis, “Isn’t tyranny fun?”
Hochul told reporters Monday she was prepared to use emergency powers to deploy medically trained National Guard officers and bring qualified, retired health care workers back into service in case of a shortage.
Labeling the COVID Vaccine “Pure Evil”
Candace has labeled the COVID-19 vaccine “pure evil” in the her latest rant against the jab.
The right-wing firebrand has been highly outspoken in her anti-vaccine stance, especially after President Joe Biden has announced his endorsement of booster shots.
Owens shared a link to a news story that reported that Quinnipiac University will fine students who don’t receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
“The University of Connecticut is going to fine and block internet access to students that do not get the vaccine,” Owens tweeted on Wednesday.
She added to her 2.8 million Twitter followers: “If you do not understand that there is something purely evil involved right now in terms of these vaccines you will never understand.
“It will NEVER enter my arm.”
The private Connecticut university has said that students who don’t receive the vaccine, or those exempt who don’t take part in weekly COVID-19 testing, will be fined $2,275 for each week they miss.
Officials from the college have confirmed that if a student still has not fulfilled the vaccination requirement by September 14, they will also lose access to the Quinnipiac campus network and Wi-Fi.
Two weeks ago, Owens said she is “proud” to not be vaccinated against COVID-19, and added that she “trusts her gut” more than she does Dr. Anthony Fauci.
“I still have not received the COVID-19 vaccine and have not demanded that any of my employees get it either. I am proud that I committed myself to standing firm against the bribery, media propaganda, coercion, celebrity-peer pressure campaign, plus censorship. I made a personal decision for me and my family,” Owens wrote in a Facebook post last Sunday.
“It is isn’t easy to swim against such a polluted current but here I am. I trust my gut much more than trust Dr. Fauci. May we all do what we feel in our hearts is right, unabashedly,” she added.
Defending Nicki Minaj Amid Vaccine Backlash
Candace has spoken out in support of Nicki Minaj, as she continues to face a backlash over her comments about the COVID vaccine.
The rapper, real name Onika Maraj, kicked off a conversation about the vaccine on Monday, when she tweeted that the recent Met Gala required this year’s guests to be vaccinated—something she was unwilling to do just to attend the event.
But it was her follow-up tweet that sparked furious debate, when she stated that a family friend in her native Trinidad had an adverse reaction to the vaccine.
She wrote: “My cousin in Trinidad won’t get the vaccine cuz his friend got it & became impotent. His testicles became swollen. His friend was weeks away from getting married, now the girl called off the wedding. So just pray on it & make sure you’re comfortable with ur decision, not bullied.”
And while Minaj later clarified her stance, stating that she would likely take the vaccine as she will “have to go on tour, etc,” the star has faced a storm of criticism, with a number of detractors accusing her of using her platform irresponsibly.
But during an appearance on Fox News‘ Tucker Carlson Tonight, Owens added her name to the list of Minaj supporters as she spoke out in the star’s defense.
Speaking with titular host Tucker Carlson, the conservative commentator lashed out at Democrats, saying: “These are the people, by the way, that… go around and get them to endorse them. They go around to Cardi B, they go around [to] Nicki Minaj, they try to get them to speak on behalf of them.
“And Nicki Minaj is not playing that game with them—and now people are seeing in real time what these elitists actually think of them. Look at the way they spoke down to her. ‘She’s stupid’—the headlines were insane. The headlines were like, ‘She’s so dumb, she thinks it’s gonna make your testicles fall off.’
“Whatever they said—complete lies, by the way—denigrating her because at the end of the day what they actually think, the Democrats, is that these people are stupid. They like to come around every four years for the votes.
“But at the end of the day, they think Nicki Minaj and all rappers are very stupid. And Nicki Minaj, right now, is proving them otherwise. She’s not afraid.”
Laughing in agreement, Carlson said: “No, she’s definitely not afraid. She’s a savage, actually! I’m not on Twitter, it made me wanna get on Twitter. It was just so good.”
“It’s not even about if the vaccine works, or whether it’s good for you, or her cousin’s friend’s testicles,” continued Carlson, “it’s about whether you have dominion over your own body, whether you’re a free person, whether you’re a citizen and a human being.
“And you’ve got to kind of wonder if people like this standing up might awaken others that [will say]: ‘I don’t have to be pushed around, actually.'”
Owens, who has spoken out against taking the COVID vaccine, responded: “Right, and that’s what it really comes down to. It’s about body autonomy, no matter what side of the aisle you’re on. I personally believe, from the bottom of my heart, that more people would get the vaccine if they just had an honest conversation.
“There’s so much gaslighting going on, especially people that have already gotten the vaccine. People have gotten the vaccine and said, ‘Oh, you know, it made my arm itch,’ and people are going, ‘You’re a liar.” Or [saying] to Nicki Minaj, ‘You’re a liar, that never happened. How dare you say that?’
“These people are on your side, vaccine industry! You’re gaslighting people that actually listened to you. Why not just have a meaningful conversation and say: ‘You know what, this might be rare, maybe this does happen, but you’re gonna be just fine.’ They won’t do that, and that is why people do not trust them at this moment.”
“It’s totally true,” replied Carlson. “There are about eight people in the country who are against all vaccines. No one’s against vaccines, they just don’t wanna be lied to or bullied. They do wanna pray on it and make their own decisions. Nicki Minaj is right about that, whatever the condition of her cousin’s friend’s genitalia.”
On Wednesday, Minaj said that she would not be returning to Twitter, after claiming that she had been blocked by the micro-blogging platform over her vaccine tweets.
A spokesperson for Twitter told Buzzfeed in response: “Twitter did not take any enforcement action in the account.”