Kelowna Mayor Tells Unvaccinated To “Keep Away”
Kelowna residents put their masks back on and respond to why it got this far.
Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran is frustrated at those who choose not to vaccinate.
“If you haven’t been vaccinated, I say, stay away,” said Basran.
Interior Health has declared an outbreak in the Central Okanagan after a surge in COVID-19 cases and a mask mandate is now in place requiring people to mask themselves in indoor public spaces.
The most important line to keep in mind is hospitalization.
COVID is not going anywhere – cases will rise and fall.
Since we vaccinated the weak, hospital stays have decreased. Less in the intensive care unit.
That was the goal of the early PHO measures.
Apparently the goal posts are now moved. # Bcpoli https://t.co/3qnu8jIDUy
– Renee Merrifield (@ ReneeMerrifiel3) July 28, 2021
But in an interview with KelownaNow, she said she was not against the measures.
“If anything, it’s encouraging to say vaccines work,” Merrifield said.
“I think there is a second line in this tweet that says exactly that.”
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Most of the people we spoke to on the street are reluctant to accept the new restrictions.
But not the noisy anti-masker and anti-vaxxer Chris Sky.
He was just in Kelowna when the new mandate takes effect.
During a lively exchange outside a restaurant in Kelowna, he criticized anyone who might take the precautions the authorities ask us to take.
“You’re wearing a mask, you’re an idiot,” Sky told us. “You’re taking a vaccine, you’re an idiot.”
The mask mandate is expected to remain in place for at least a couple of weeks.
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