Phil Murphy says unvaccinated are getting COVID more than the vaccinated in NJ

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TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on Monday continued to push the narrative that the unvaccinated population in New Jersey are getting COVID-19 at a higher rate than the vaccinated population. Murphy continues to vax and mask shame the population of New Jersey, even after admitting just one week ago that anyone can transmit and get infected with the omicron variant of the virus.

Phil Murphy’s wife Tammy reported that she had tested positive for the virus shortly after returning from the family’s Central American Christmas vacation. The First Lady was fully vaccinated and had received her booster shot.

“The unvaccinated are still the ones testing positive by a rate of more than two to one. The unvaccinated are still overwhelmingly the ones going to the hospital, and even if every single one of the hospitalizations still under investigation by the Communicable Disease Service is a COVID-related one, the unvaccinated would still account for more than 92% of the week’s total hospitalizations,” Murphy said. “The unvaccinated remain overwhelmingly those who are succumbing to the virus. Let’s also take a quick look – and this is a cumulative overall breakthrough totals, but again, more than half of those who are eligible for a booster have yet to get it, meaning that they are becoming more and more vulnerable to the virus as this protection from these shots months ago is now waning.”

Hours later, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky told Americans that the COVID-19 vaccines will not stop the spread of the omicron variant of the virus, but could lessen the likelihood of death or hospitalization.

Many high profile breakthrough cases have been reported, including Murphy’s own wife Tammy who was fully vaccinated and boosted and progressive New York City Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. AOC was also fully vaccinated and boosted, but last week vacationed in red-state Florida where she danced maskless at a drag queen bar.

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