New Jersey is rethinking reopening and it is a good sign that it may finally adopt some of the measures that have been successful in other States. Balancing the risks of Covid with the need to restart business activity, education and other critical aspects of life should be on the minds of all New Jerseyans. While New Jersey’s initial response to the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in thousands of preventable deaths in nursing homes and other facilities that other States locked down early, it looks like New Jersey is now realizing it must forge a new path forward. With news of Walmart entering the vaccine administration process, one can hope that the tide will turn in this State. Other States have been far more effective than New Jersey in administering vaccines, such as West Virginia, Connecticut and the District of Columbia. Certainly, New Jersey can do better, and it has finally crossed the 50% mark of vaccines utilized when calculated against those sitting in the State waiting to be used. Like with New York State, there can be no excuse for a State to discard precious vaccines for lack of use because of mismanagement at the State level. Lagging at below 30% for some time kept New Jerseyans at high risk for extended periods. One can hope that we will achieve the 70%+ rates now seen in other jurisdictions that prepared well in advance of receiving their vaccine allotments.
“State lawmakers have approved a bill that would change the way New Jersey approaches business closings during the pandemic. This legislation would set up a county-based mitigation plan to allow some businesses to operate. One of the bill’s sponsors, Sen. Vin Gopal (D-Monmouth), says the legislation addresses the issue of COVID-19 cases being high in some parts of the state, but not in others. The bill was approved by the Senate Commerce Committee this week and has the support of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association.”
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