During an online update, acting New Mexico Department of Health Secretary Dr. David Scrase made some eyebrow-raising statements regarding the use of masks and health restrictions, claiming the already restrictive measures could last for years into the future.
“This is going to stretch out much further in front of us than we thought,” said Scrase. He says he expects “a series of punches and counterpunches between the virus and the rest of the world trying to get this under control.”
“We need to think of longer-term solutions to manage this pandemic — things we can live with for one or two or three years rather than clicking on and off mandates,” said Scrase.
The Santa Fe New Mexican reported, “Wearing masks indoors for another year or two could be one of those preventive measures we must tolerate, [Scrase] said.”
After the Lujan Grisham regime mandated that all health care workers receive the experimental inoculation for the virus, many nurses, doctors, and other medical personnel were purged from their livelihoods despite them working through the heat of the pandemic.
Now, Scrase is upset that hospitals are being bogged down and hospital beds not being available. “Our hospital personnel are incredibly exhausted, discouraged and frustrated, frankly, that they are now managing a pandemic and working extra shifts and endangering their own health for what has become a preventable illness,” said Scrase.
But a pandemic — at least restrictions for one — lasting years does not appear to be good news from Scrase or the Lujan Grisham administration, especially as the 2022 fast approaches and New Mexicans may ditch the forever pandemic by voting for a Republican governor who will not force strict mandates and restrictions.