With much of blue America still living under a regime of neurotic, repressive pandemic restrictions, Denver is taking a tentative step towards sanity.
The city will end its vaccine and mask mandates to enter businesses this week as mayor Michael Hancock urges residents to find a way to live with COVID, Fox News reported.
Denver to end mandates
Mayor Hancock urged residents to accept that COVID-19 is “something we are going to have to manage and learn to live with.”
Many are sure to see Hancock’s fatalistic messaging as part of an effort by Democrats to recalibrate ahead of the midterms, with Americans exhausted from nearly two years of Democrat-enforced pandemic theater.
Starting Friday, masks and vaccine cards will no longer be required to enter businesses in Denver, the mayor said. He attributed the sharp pivot to the Omicron wave running out of people to infect.
“Following extensive discussions with our regional partners as well as current health advice and the downward trajectory of cases, positivity and hospitalizations, Denver will not be extending our public health order,” he said.
Back to “normal?”
However, Denver isn’t back to “normal” just yet. The irrational fixation with masking kids in schools and daycares will continue.
“We simply feel it’s important to keep our schools open and our children in class. Being in that classroom is critical to their development, so we want to make sure they are able to do so as safely as possible,” he continued. Masks will also be required at Denver International Airport, and on public transportation.
The shift comes as the Omicron wave, which led to record cases and a spike in so-called “breakthrough” infections among those who took the shot, has led many to acknowledge that trying to avoid COVID-19 is an exercise in futility.
Even President Joe Biden has admitted that there is no “federal solution” to stopping the virus from spreading, despite his dramatic vow to “shut down” the pandemic.
Still, life is a long way from “normal” in many Democratic cities and states, where mask and vaccine mandates remain the norm despite early promises from the Biden regime and public health bureaucrats that the shot would usher an end to restrictions.
Colorado’s Democratic governor, Jared Polis, has stood out for bucking his party’s pandemic obsession, stating recently that the “medical emergency” is over. European countries such as Ireland, Britain, and Denmark have moved to end their restrictions recently, the Associated Press reported.