Thomson calls on Murphy to drop unnecessary mask mandate

Assemblyman Edward Thomson chided Gov. Phil Murphy for maintaining indoor mask mandates even after the Centers for Disease Control released updated guidance that says masks are no longer needed for fully vaccinated Americans in most circumstances.

“Now that the experts at the CDC say we can lift these mandates, it’s time for Governor Murphy to drop the mask rule for vaccinated residents,” said Thomson (R-Monmouth). “There’s absolutely no scientific basis for his refusal to follow the CDC guidelines and end the blanket indoor mask requirement.”

The agency on Thursday announced masks and social distancing are no longer necessary for people who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Masks would still be required for crowded indoor settings.

But Murphy said Friday that he will only eliminate the mandate for outdoor activities.

“For over a year, New Jersey residents and businesses have had their lives turned upside down by these pandemic-related orders,” said Thomson. “Our residents have suffered long enough and the governor should follow the science, not just when it conveniently justifies his actions. After spending many hours on boards with experts, there is no scientific justification for his actions.”


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There are 1 Comments to "Thomson calls on Murphy to drop unnecessary mask mandate"

  • Maskerade says:

    First of all, the CDC should be call the Created Destruction Corporation. It is not a government agency. It is a private corporation (like the Federal Reserve). It is proven to be in the pockets of Big Pharma, the AMA, many medical supplies and machine companies. They cannot be trusted.

    BTW, masks don’t work and they never did. More evidence is also coming out that vaccinated people are spreading infectious spike proteins which is even more harmful than the China Virus in many documented cases.

    The only mask that MIGHT be somewhat helpful is rated KN-100 such as the Ultramasx UltraOne (that’s not a typo). It works the best for bacteria but viruses can still get through.

    The best thing to do is keep your distance from everybody, vaccinated or not. Symptomatic or asymptomatic. Six feet is good if someone is speaking loudly or coughing, sneezing, etc. Otherwise just don’t breathe on each other and avoid close physical contact. If you’re going to shake hands, carry alcohol wipes or a really good pocket sanitizer and use it often. Wash your hands and face and use mouthwash with alcohol. I prefer scotch but that is not always practical.