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Mike Johnson

Isn't it amazing the ABQ TV stations are hyping new testing sites opening and so many people at them and how wonderful that is, while people still refuse to spend a few minutes to get vaccinated? Something wrong with people in this state, and the news media.

Joe Estrada

New Mexico actually has a higher vaccination rate than most other states. It’s about 5% higher than the national average. Equally amazing that you would not know that before you bash New Mexicans!

Mike Johnson

I guess you missed that NM is one of the states with the fastest growing new infections, deaths, and hospitalization rates in the nation. And then there is this: "Health officials have said the coronavirus’s faster-spreading delta variant is infecting the unvaccinated population by at least twice the rate as previous strains. This more infectious variant, combined with vaccinations wearing off after about six months, has led to an increasing number of breakthrough cases among the immunized, health officials say.

Roughly a quarter of those hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19 were vaccinated, according to recent state health data." And you still think it is best to expand testing and promote it instead of vaccinations and boosters? You need to wake up friend.

Joe Estrada

Where in my comments did I mention that I favor or promote testing over vaccinations? I only commented that the people of NM have done a better than average job getting vaccinated and that maybe you should temper your criticism of them. You, my friend, should probably work on your reading comprehension skills.

Mike Johnson

You really should educate yourself, this graph and data should scare anyone.....https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/virus/

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