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Colorado Governor: ‘This really is the crisis of the unvaccinated’

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Governor Jared Polis described COVID-19 in Colorado as the "crisis of the unvaccinated." New state data shows that 88% of Coloradans currently battling COVID-19 in the hospital are unvaccinated.

El Paso County's incidence rate hit 254 cases per 100,000 residents, which is a 27% increase from the week before.

This week's milestone of 75% of Coloradans getting at least one dose of the COVID shot isn't enough, according to health officials. Polis is encouraging those who are uncertain about the vaccine to speak with their primary care doctor.

“We have 796 of our fellow Coloradans that are in the hospital now with COVID," Gov. Polis said. “This is really a crisis of the unvaccinated.”

Nearly 9 out of 10 the hospitalized Coloradans are unvaccinated. Colorado currently has five children under the age of 11 that are in the hospital with COVID. Six children between the ages of 12 to 17 are fighting the virus in the hospital.

“Let me clear there is no reason for any child 12 to 17 right now to be hospitalized from COVID because it is all but entirely preventable. For that age group, the vaccine is even more effective," Polis said.

Colorado doctors said during Thursday's press conference that the pandemic has pushed healthcare workers to reconsider their careers.

“The people who remain unvaccinated not only put their families at risk but also their children, friends, neighbors, and other members of your community. The decision also holds the future of healthcare at risk as frontline workers contemplate leaving healthcare," Dr. Marc Moss said.

State health leaders are concerned about a possible spike during the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Gov. Polis has asked Coloradans to consider smaller gatherings, especially if they are unvaccinated.

Chelsea Brentzel

Chelsea is an investigative reporter for KRDO NewsChannel 13. Learn more about Chelsea here.

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  1. “Colorado currently has five children under the age of 11 that are in the hospital with COVID. Six children between the ages of 12 to 17 are fighting the virus in the hospital.”

    Sorry Mr. King Polis, I need more data. What was the health of the children before being admitted to the hospital? Any underlying health conditions? Got any pics of the little kidos?

  2. Just make another commercial governor to reboot Colorado and play some zany guitar music and all will be good.

  3. I’ll be happy to get my kid the jab, when you can show me 1, 3, and 5 year data on the safety and effectiveness of the jab. I also want the data on the jab affecting fertility rates of people getting the jab.

    Oh, you can’t provide any of that? Then you can shove this propaganda Governor Sidesaddle

  4. Unvaccinated put their families at risk??? Uhhhh Polis, you miss the latest news from the CDC – the vaccine doesn’t prevent spreading the virus – so why don’t you shove it!

  5. 11 under the age of 17 hospitalized. Do you know during the 6 month 2018-2019 flu season there were 700 hospitalized under age 17. Let’s get some perspective!

    1. Dr. Joseph Varon and reporter Ivory Hecker on their suppression: Go to the website that has “bit” and “chute” in their name (KRDO is cancelling people who provide links to them!), extended address video/rvccR4Tg6fRS/

  6. Have you ever noticed the democrats always seem to have a “crisis” for their causes but ignore the real crisis at the border, national debit, inflation, lower education standards, the military becoming a social experiment?

    1. To borrow a tactic:
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  7. “Polis is encouraging those who are uncertain about the vaccine to speak with their primary care doctor.”
    I did. He said it was not necessary as I have already had the corona virus. I already have antibodies that are better than any the shot can produce. It would be like getting a flu shot after getting the flu, or getting the chicken pox vaccine when I have already had the pox.

    1. Your doctor is absolutely right! In addition to antibodies, you have what the vaccines cannot impart- long-lasting T cell immunity. Why is there absolutely NO talk about the immunity of those who have already had Covid? Why are THEY being mandated the vaccine? Critical thinking is crucial.

      1. Honestly. I think it is for the money, Somehow the govt promised big pharma that they will pay for every citizen to get the shot. So they are trying to keep that promise so big pharma can reap the rewards. It is all political and has nothing to do with common sense or peoples health. That is why the say it is a one size fits all shot. Even though their data show that certain groups of people have adverse reaction and should not get the shot.

        1. This makes more sense than what the FDA, CDC, state, county, and city governments are attempting to utter.

    2. What Is Wrong with krdo? Would be nice to Know their ‘trigger words’!
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  8. “The decision also holds the future of healthcare at risk as frontline workers contemplate leaving healthcare,” Dr. Marc Moss said.”
    They contemplate leaving because they are going to be forced to get the shot or they will be terminated. It is not out of despair they so many people are vaccinated.

  9. HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS: Go to FLCCC.net and listen to esteemed, JAMA published doctors who are being suppressed. Do your due diligence and listen to esteemed doctors Pierre Kory, Joseph Veron, as well as many others. Don’t allow money-making hospital “protocols” to violate your hippocratic oath.

    Hospitals are FORBIDDEN to prescribe ivermectin or treat the patients with IV supplements like C, Zinc, D3, etc. Fight like h#ll to get ivermectin BEFORE you have to go to the hospital, because once you’re admitted, you’ll be caught in the government-mandated hospital protocols that actually keep you there longer ($$$ for hospitals!) and may predispose you to being put on a ventilator. Dr. Pierre Kory and Dr. Joseph Veron’s patients fair much better. Research them and how they are being vilified by the FDA, CDC, NIH, WHO and the media. Even Fox News edits out Dr. Veron’s statements about ivermectin being the reason his patients fair so well. Ignore the government/media propaganda and be a critical thinker. I personally know more than three people who left their Covid deathbeds once they checked out of the hospital and FINALLY took ivermectin.

    1. Correction: Dr. Joseph VARON.

      I take exception to Gov. Polis saying it is a crisis of the “unvaccinated”. It is a CRISIS OF TRUTH SUPPRESSION, which has become the Stockholm syndrome of our medical community to the tyranny of the FDA, CDC, NIH and WHO. Some doctors, in their heart of hearts, know ivermectin works but will not prescribe it for fear of losing their jobs and/or licenses. Dr. Pierre Kory’s and Dr. Joseph Varon’s patients fare so much better than those being treated under the current Covid protocols as dictated by the Powers That Be. More doctors are coming out and risking their careers in the interest of honoring their Hippocratic oaths. Research doctors willing to prescribe ivermectin. Take your D3, Zinc, C, and quercetin daily. Look up the proven sinus rinse and gargle protocols proven to decrease Covid viral load in five days. Dr. Mobeen on Youtube. Truth will win!

  10. America could probably get a better handle on covid-19 if Biden the demented fraud puppet and the radical Marxist Democrats that now occupy our government would stop flooding America with millions of unvaxed and untested illegal immigrants. They have been then transporting the illegal immigrants from the border and delivering them throughout the United States.
    Until that stops it is all a farce.

  11. Ya but we’re bringing in people from out of state to our hospitals and polis told Biden that Colorado will take all the afghans he can send. Hopefully they will be vaccinated before they get here. We have plenty to of housing and lots of jobs for them along with the border crossers.

  12. And Polis has been the “real” crisis from the beginning. His time is running out as Governor of this state.

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