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NJ Health Department Medical Director Says Not Wearing A Mask Is ‘Akin To Going Drunken Driving’ As COVID-19 Cases Surge Across U. S.

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In Hoboken, New Jersey, most but not all residents and visitors are adhering to the new mask mandate implemented as coronavirus cases increase.
HOBOKEN, N. J. (CBSNewYork) — There’s concern in New Jersey as the coronavirus surge across the country continues to slow reopenings with the U. S. setting another record with more than 59,000 new cases Wednesday.
In Hoboken, New Jersey, most but not all residents and visitors are adhering to the new mask mandate implemented as coronavirus cases increase, CBS2’s Aundrea Cline-Thomas reports.
“In particular in our younger community, we’re seeing the average age of our positive tests are dropping as more younger people seem to be getting ill,” Dr. Edward Lifshitz, the New Jersey Department of Health medical director, said.
Lifshitz attributes the rise, especially among those under 40 years old, to what he calls COVID fatigue.

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