“Pritzker’s rhetoric is abhorrent and has no place in any civil discussion. Regardless of your vaccination status, if you get sick, I hope you get better," Bailey said in a statement issues Monday afternoon. "The role of government is not to coerce and control residents, but to educate them and provide them resources to make the best decisions for themselves and their families.
"Pritzker is a failed, mandate candidate who wants to control you and your family. Working families can’t survive another four years of Pritzker’s failures. I’ll eliminate his mandates and take a more balanced and local approach to provide necessary resources and earn public trust without unilateral mandates and lockdowns further destroying our fragile economy.”
Bailey's came in response to Pritzker saying to Chicago media, "“If you are unvaccinated and you get very sick, you’ll be filling a bed that would have been available for your ailing spouse or your parent or your child, or someone else’s child, someone with cancer, or a heart attack, or seriously injured in a car accident."
He went on to blame possible deaths on the unvaccinated.
“If we are forced to move to a crisis standard of care in our hospitals, it will be because massive numbers of unvaccinated people chose to let others go without quality care, (and) even more people will die," Pritzker said, according to a Chicago Tribune story published after the conference.