Gov. Lujan Grisham claims that based on its relatively high vaccination rate, she is doing a good job of battling COVID 19.
The Rio Grande Foundation on the other hand has long held that Gov. Lujan Grisham has done a poor job of handling COVID 19.
In fact, we laid out an alternative approach to the Virus back in April of 2020 that was entirely ignored by the Administration. And, MLG continues to engage in absurd policies like forcing student-athletes to wear masks. New Mexico is the ONLY state to currently do that.
A new report from Emily Burns at The Smile Project places New Mexico 7th-worst overall. The data used are below and include death rates, unemployment, and lost schooling. There are other ways to rate overall COVID performance, but the chart below does a solid job.
- NM is 13th-highest in deaths (per capita) according to WorldoMeters;
- NM has the 3rd-highest unemployment rate as of April 2021;
- NM students have lost the 6th-most time in the classroom according to Burbio.
By those standards, New Mexico’s Gov. is hardly doing a good job on COVID 19.