New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) just surrendered. It is completely over and there is nothing he can do about it. He must be so embarrassed.
According to Breitbart News, Cuomo, “amid pressure from several officials in the state” announced that he would adopt the new CDC guidelines on masks and also lift other restrictions.
Ultimately, he ended the statewide mask mandate and several indoor capacity restrictions — including on “restaurants, museums, retail, offices,” noted Breitbart. Outdoor restrictions were changed as well.
Cuomo, however, also said that “unvaccinated people should continue to wear a mask and social distance, but if you are vaccinated, you are safe — no masks, no social distancing.”
The embattled governor may have been making the announcement to distract from calls for his resignations, but there’s at least one net positive: New Yorkers will have more freedom now.
Still, the CDC’s updated guidance — which every Democrat governor now seems keen to follow — was politically motivated. People knew that it made no sense for vaccinated individuals to wear masks.
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