For more than a year, right-wing media personalities have unleashed an onslaught of disinformation regarding the pandemic that's killed over 600 thousand Americans.
Even with the widespread availability of lifesaving vaccines proven to be safe and effective, this disinformation has only worsened, with pundits promoting skepticism and outright lies to discourage viewers from getting the shot.
Among these is far-right commentator Candace Owens, who has repeatedly worked to undermine basic safety measures like vaccines and masks, eagerly repeating the false talking points that have led to untold numbers of preventable deaths.
This week, Owens sought a Covid test from a private facility, and a letter of the facility's owner refusing to meet her request is going viral.
Written by facility owner Suzanna Lee, the letter reads in part:
"We cannot support anyone who has pro-actively worked to make this pandemic worse by spreading misinformation, politicizing, and DISCOURAGING the wearing of masks and actively dissuading people from receiving life-saving vaccinations."
"My team and myself have worked overtime, to exhaustion, unpaid and underpaid this past year, spending our own capital to ensure that our community remains protected. It would be unfair to them and to the sacrifices we have all made this year to serve you."
Owens soon posted a response, calling the email "hysterical" and referring to Lee as a "rabid activist".
But social media users overwhelmingly sided with Lee.
And they weren't having Owens' rebuttal.
Lee did, however, provide Owens with directions on how to get a test elsewhere.