Tipping Point NM Episode 301: No More Masks, Is Pandemic Over?, New Mexico Literacy and much more

On this week’s conversation, Paul and Wally discuss the CDC’s revised mask requirement. Now, most “vaccinated” people are NOT required to wear a mask indoors or out. Pushing people to get vaccinated has become the primary government focus. What about the children wearing masks for sports or school next fall? Paul recently went bowling and recounts his experience at CVS. The New Mexico United continued their mask mandate at least initially. What about the Isotopes? Paul’s wife recently received the 2nd dose of the vaccine. She had some temporary issues.

Is the pandemic over in any realistic sense? How long will it take businesses to revise their policies and people to relax their mask usage? Finally, Rachel Maddow spoke for many on the left regarding the new CDC mask guidance: “I gonna have to rewire myself so when I see someone out in the world who is not wearing a mask, I don’t instantly think you are a threat.”

The Albuquerque Journal has a big story on literacy.  After a total of four stories spanning two days they STILL haven’t discussed either New Mexico’s failing K-12 system OR Susana Martinez’s efforts to end social promotion in New Mexico schools.

Mississippi which is often lumped in with New Mexico as a poor performer in educational success MAY have a solution. You can check out their improvement here and stories discussing it here and here.

We’re now up to 21 states that have rejected unemployment benefits.

Stansbury on the labs?Stansbury also tells energy workers whose jobs have been lost due to radical environmental policies: “sell your art or wool.”

UNM faculty want the University to divest from oil/gas. 

Annual La Luz race ends thanks to Forest Service rules.

Finally, the Associated Builders and Contractors of New Mexico has filed a suit against Bernalillo County over its “Public Labor Agreement” law. Paul interviews the attorney on the case.