Colorado Governor Suggests Children Should Lie To Parents

( Democratic Governor of Colorado, Jared Polis, has reportedly urged people to lie to their family members about their vaccination status and to “privately” go out and get one of the COVID-19 vaccines.

Westword reported that the governor claimed last week that it’s important for people to remember that it’s their own decision to take the vaccine, but encouraged people to keep that decision quiet.

“You can still privately get vaccinated without your parent or spouse knowing if that keeps the harmony in your family and you’re protecting yourself. It doesn’t mean you have to share that with those you live with,” the governor reportedly said.

CBS4 reported a slightly different quote, but the message was the same. Governor Polis wants people to lie to their parents about taking the COVID-19 vaccine – even if those parents strongly oppose their children taking the vaccine given the evidence of more frequent side effects among younger patients.

It’s important to note that the governor was likely referring to young people over the age of 18 who still live with their parents, or who are likely still hugely influenced by what their parents have to say. Colorado doesn’t allow children to take the COVID-19 vaccine without the permission of a parent or guardian.

But does that really change the point of his words here?

In what universe is it OK to encourage young people to go out and take a vaccine, that comes with the risk of side effects including myocarditis, and to keep that information secret from the people who raised them?