What precisely is occurring in masked up New Mexico? According to the COVID charts, instances are on the rise in a state that has a mandated statewide masks mandate. Are residents letting down their guard? Have residents gone inside the place they’re passing COVID to vaccinated grandma?
In a state the place there’s a full masks mandate and 62.5% of the inhabitants is absolutely vaccinated — 72.9% have had at the very least one does — a mean of 1,076 COVID instances are being detected.
So why, with all these precautions taken by the state authorities, are numbers on the rise? Albuquerque TV station KOAT requested that query in early November.
“Maybe there’s waning immunity and booster vaccines could help in that,” Dr. Denise A. Gonzales of the Presbyterian Medical Group stated. “We do know there aren’t enough people primarily vaccinated — that definitely plays a role. There may be a role due to the delta variant and that we have 100% delta in New Mexico.”
New Mexico, one among solely six states within the US with an energetic masks mandate for many who are vaccinated and unvaccinated, has the very best case development fee within the nation
Strangely, I haven’t seen anybody within the media asking The Experts™ to clarify why that is taking place pic.twitter.com/E7LZ47JtJz
— IM (@ianmSC) November 8, 2021
Meanwhile, the Democratic governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham, spent final week patting herself on the again over her response to COVID. Grisham reinstated a masks mandate in August as delta variant instances flared up throughout the state. The instances, as you’ll be able to see from the chart, fell for a couple of weeks, however have continued to rise from late October into November.
“If New Mexico truly was on the leading edge of prevention and vaccination, then why is our state one of only a handful with a forced mask mandate?” New Mexico House Minority Leader Jim Townsend (R) advised the Santa Fe New Mexican. “Even California, the state that Lujan Grisham desperately seeks approval from, has lifted mask mandates for vaccinated citizens.”
New Mexico’s present masks mandate expires November 12, however many anticipate it to proceed on because the state’s case numbers rise. Townsend says Lujan Grisham is “addicted to this crisis and unlimited power.”
We delivered for New Mexicans all whereas implementing one of the vital profitable responses to COVID-19 on the earth, saving tens of 1000’s of New Mexican lives. This is what placing Government to work for the individuals appears like.
— Michelle Lujan Grisham (@Michelle4NM) November 5, 2021
Why is Lujan Grisham targeted on COVID and claiming to have saved 1000’s of lives? Probably as a result of she doesn’t need individuals to deal with the state’s unemployment fee, which is likely one of the worst within the nation.
In September, the unemployment fee in New Mexico (6.9%) dipped under 7% for the primary time since March, however the state stays squarely within the hunt for the highest unemployment fee within the United States. Nevada presently owns that distinction at 7.5%; New Jersey, New York and California are all in a battle with New Mexico to see which state can beat out Nevada.
The state has seen 40% of small companies shut because the state of the pandemic.