New Mexico governor Wuhan Lujan has led the nation in lockdowns, oppression and mask mandates, and created one of the highest unemployment rates in the country. More than 100,000 people are collecting unemployment.
Two months ago, Scientific American praised her “science-based” approach.
Since then, COVID-19 cases in New Mexico have increased by a factor of ten, and the governor has locked the state down again.
Reality is that cases started increasing during September around the country, because that is what all coronaviruses do every autumn. It has nothing to do with government policy.
Cases and deaths in New Mexico peaked about a week ago and are starting to decline. The governor will quite predictably take credit for this with her ex post facto lockdown.
New Mexico has recorded 1,250 deaths due to COVID-19, which is smaller than the number of deaths due to accidents, and much smaller than the number of deaths due to cancer and heart disease. But they have managed to put tens of thousands of people out of work and ruined countless lives. I was planning on having an early Thanksgiving dinner with my father and brother in New Mexico yesterday.
Three weeks ago, the governor did nothing as a mob of out-of-state ANTIFA terrorists tore down one Santa Fe’s most famous landmarks. This is what happens when Democrats get elected.