Sorry Not Sorry: NJ Is Not Ready For Gyms, Indoor Dining, etc. [OPINION]
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If I am candid, when the Coronavirus pandemic started, I was very naive. Towards the end of March, I had complete disdain for Governor Murphy and his handling of the pandemic at that point — it would be until about a month later that I realized Governor Murphy and his administration are probably the smartest people working in politics right now. They genuinely care about the safety of the residents of New Jersey.
Don't get me wrong; I still followed all of his rules — I wasn't an imbecile. I just thought some of the mandates where over the top, but that doesn't mean I am going to actively break the law or an executive order issued by a duly elected leader.
It wasn't until I saw people in other states being complete jackasses (and not the donkey) when it came to proper social distancing and mask use that changed my mind. As much as I want to believe that New Jersey people would be different, after seeing some stories about things going on right here in Ocean County, even with laws in place, I highly doubt we are ready for the next steps of reopening.
It's comical to me that elected officials would put money before the lives of their constituents. It's quite disgusting.
So, Governor Murphy, if you're reading this — New Jersey is not ready.
As much as I want to get back to the gym and dining indoors, I don't think there is any feasible way to do it in this climate without putting people at risk of contracting Coronavirus.