After 708 days, New Mexico’s mask mandate is (more or less) lifted

After nearly two years of unscientific masking of people and especially our children, the Gov. has lifted the mask mandate. Follow up with the Public Education Department indicates that local school districts will have the final decision on masking kids. So, GET TO WORK parents and make sure that your children’s beautiful faces are uncovered at school.

Also, never forget this dark time in New Mexico history and help Rio Grande Foundation continue to work to restore balance in the State’s emergency laws.

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2 Replies to “After 708 days, New Mexico’s mask mandate is (more or less) lifted”

  1. I get the self-promotion to protect one’s job, but here is another scientific view of masks beyond the one study that said masks were less effective than many think:”An international report published in The Lancet, which analysed data from 172 studies in 16 countries, found that by wearing a face mask there is just a three per cent chance of catching COVID-19. And a study by Cambridge University, says even basic homemade masks can reduce transmission – and could even help prevent a second wave.”

    1. The study discussion itself says:

      …our findings continued to support the ideas not only that masks in general are associated with a large reduction in risk of infection from SARS-CoV-2, SARS-CoV, and MERS-CoV but also that N95 or similar respirators might be associated with a larger degree of protection from viral infection than disposable medical masks or reusable multilayer (12–16-layer) cotton masks. Nevertheless, in view of the limitations of these data, we did not rate the certainty of effect as high.

      Note the last clause: “We did not rate the certainty of effect as high.”

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