TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced last week that 75% of eligible New Jerseyans are fully vaccinated, but that’s not enough. Initially, the Governor aimed at a 70% vaccination rate in his state for life to return to normal.
“We crossed the threshold of 75% of all eligible individuals ages 12 and older who live, work, or study in New Jersey having completed a vaccination course. We are now one of only seven states to top 75%,” Murphy said. “I believe it is still the case that the six in front of us are all meaningful smaller in terms of population than New Jersey.”
So, life in New Jersey can get back to normal? We reached the Governor’s 70% goal and shattered it. Not so fast. Murphy isn’t going to stop until everyone is vaccinated and everyone else, including those who are already vaccinated, are going to suffer until we get there.
Murphy still commands a pandemic level of power granted to him when the Democrat-led legislature allowed his executive powers to be reinstated once the rate of transmission climbed above 1. That went hand in hand with a spike in cases driven by the delta variant kicked in the governor’s powers.
Now, cases are down, the Rate of Transmission is .93 and has been under 1 for several days. Case counts are trending downward as New Jersey appears to have defeated the second major COVID-19 variant. The original variant has all but vanished.
Things should be getting better, but they’re not.
Murphy intends to persecute the 25% who have not yet been vaccinated. He will make sure they lose their jobs, ban them from indoor dining and force them out of school. We’re just two weeks away from the 2021 election and all data points to Murphy putting on his hard hat and tightening the screws against the unvaccinated if he should win. Even if he loses, he has no reason not to increase the pressure against the unvaccinated.
Let’s face it, vaccination works. It has been what allowed us to defeat the original COVID-19 variant and now the Delta Variant.
Scientists, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, initially told Americans that 60-70% ‘herd immunity was necessary before we can defeat COVID-19.
Now that we’ve reached that point in New Jersey, progressives like Phil Murphy, charged by the words of Anthony Fauci aren’t taking their foot off the gas pedal…or the necks of the unvaccinated. More mandates are on the horizon that will strip rights from the unvaccinated. The right to work. The right to live freely and the right to be a productive member of society.
Fauci recommends stricter and harsher mandates and Phil Murphy agrees, but he won’t tell you that until after the election.
“I believe that’s going to turn this around because I don’t think people are going to not want to go to work or not go to college,” Fauci recently said. “You’d like to have them do it on a totally voluntary basis, but if that doesn’t work, you’ve got to go to the alternatives.”
What he also won’t tell you is that New Jersey could soon roll out its own form of vaccination passport. We’ll learn more about that after the election. If it wasn’t for Murphy’s re-election bid next month, we would already be there.
Murphy has repeatedly refused to rule out the vaccination pass that would create a progressive firewall between the vaccinated and the unvaccinated scourge, as Murphy often characterizes them as. Maybe not using that word, but his contempt for the unvaccinated is clear.
It’s unknown how many of the 25% unvaccinated New Jerseyans have natural COVID-19 antibodies from a previous infection. Those numbers aren’t tracked by the Murphy administration. They aren’t considered. If you were to combine natural immunity with vaccinations, New Jersey could possibly be in the 80% to 85% immunity range.
There is no end in sight. COVID-19 is a progressive’s dream come true. They can sit from their perch and dictate their mandates to the people and the people can’t argue because the leaders are backed by ‘science’. Sure, it’s their own interpretation of science, but who dares argue the science?
Those who do lose their jobs. They’re banned from social media. They are banned from participating in society and they are fact-checked by armies of liberal journalists turned state fact-checkers. Contradictory science and theories are branded as heresy against the state doctrine.
It’s only a matter of time before the left kick up their COVID-19 agenda to include criminalizing opposition and differing scientific findings that go against the state back theories. Without that science, they lose their power and we know that’s the last thing they want.
So as the delta variant subsides, progressives like Phil Murphy will concoct their next public health emergency. They will eagerly await the next wave of COVID-19 and the next COVID-19 variant because they need it more than anything. Without COVID-19 leaders like Phil Murphy have nothing.
The political plague which has been borne out of the COVID-19 pandemic will never end. It can’t. They won’t let it happen. There will never be a new normal as long as the Democrat party remains in power in the United States and many, including Democrats are starting to realize it.
The party may have shot itself in the foot when it branded concerned moms and dads at school board meetings protesting Murphy’s mandate madness as domestic terrorists. The people are beginning to rise up and unite across party lines…and they should do whatever it takes to take back their lives and America from the perverse political far left.