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Congressman Van Drew on Indoor Dining Postponement: ‘This Is Governor Murphy Forcing Businesses To Die’

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, “This is no longer about safety. This is Governor Murphy forcing businesses to die; businesses that just spent months investing and preparing to open at a time he gave his word to them on. The restaurants placed food orders, bought PPE, hired staff back, and started advertising.

How is going to a busy big-box store any safer than a prepared restaurant?

To compare us to other states undermines the pain and the work that went in to keeping us at the diminishing virus levels we are currently at. It does not represent any sense of reality in New Jersey.

I am completely disgusted and my heart aches for the pain these business owners are feeling after their dreams are being smothered by Governor Murphy’s cruel change of mind.”

11 thoughts on “Congressman Van Drew on Indoor Dining Postponement: ‘This Is Governor Murphy Forcing Businesses To Die’

  1. Look at the data on spikes in new infections in states that have allowed indoor dining.

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  2. Totally agree, the states with the biggest increase have very hot weather so people gather inside in crowds with the a/c spreading the virus.
    Totally irresponsible for any legislator to suggest this for New Jersey!

    If we all do the right thing, and if we heed the word of health experts, not politicians who don’t believe in wearing masks or spread rumors that this is “taking away our liberty”, then we will defeat this. Not in a month, two months, but eventually.

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  3. Stop the hysteria fanned by the media and look at this rationally and like a scientist should (sic). We have ‘positives’ because we now have testing everywhere. Also the high positive rates are showing in states which had low initial rates of infection by county. Heard of herd immunity? Without exposure, we don’t get antibodies (the foundation of vaccinations, BTW).

    Finally, how many of these positives are actually getting sick beyond a minor case (or asymptomatic) and how many are being hospitalized–and how many of these are 1) elderly and 2) have immunity issues? And finally, last but certainly not least, does this signify a mutation which is more communicable but weaker?

    We need to shelter the already vulnerable, sanitize common areas, wash our hands, face, nose and ears more often (basic hygiene, especially after using bathrooms), and get back to normal. Just like we should do with any flu or communicable disease, including the common cold.

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  4. Ignorant Congressman Van Drew.

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  5. So we should force people to die instead of business is dying?

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    1. you sound ridiculous, you have a 99.48% chance of surviving COVID ,beside you can stay home ,its safer for the rest of us

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  6. no work no taxes paid in , time to layoff teachers

  7. most of you are ugly you should wear a mask

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  8. Look in the mirror.

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  9. First of all, a part of the virus spreading story is due to riots. Media won’t mention that, but timing is right.

    Second, kids in the south have been frequenting pubs with no social distancing for months. Hardly a safe behavior, but they don’t care. More power to them. Let em get sick and develop immunity. In the end we win as fewer people spreading the virus.

    The point is that there are other drivers for higher virus numbers and linking them to restaurants is hardly scientific.

    However you feel on the subject, ask yourself a question. Are we comfortable that an official has power to close businesses, just like that? Today it’s restaurants, tomorrow it’s whatever else the official decides should be closed.

    You know this is wrong. Get the politicians out of the discussion. If a business wants to be open, let it open. If people want to go there, let them go. And if you’re uncomfortable with going there and want to wear a mask, go ahead. To each his own in a free country. Stop controlling things, you’re guaranteed to make a mess.

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  10. It’s already a mess and >70% of the country would need to be infected to develop so called “herd immunity” in theory…. but we don’t know if that’s even feasible given Sweden’s failure.

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