Andrew Cuomo is Nixing Lifting the Mask Ban. He said New York is not ready to allow fully vaccinated people to go maskless indoors. They also must continue to socially distance. The Governor’s ruling runs counter to the most recent guidance from the federal CDC. It contradicts CDC Director Rochelle Walensky who said that “Anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities – large or small – without wearing a mask or physically distancing.” King Andrew continues his reign of oppression. He flaunts federal protocols. He instead defers to state officials, including Health Commissioner Howard Zucker. He awaits input from Zucker and “scientists”. Where were the scientists when he mandated elderly covid patients be admitted to nursing homes, sacrificing thousands? This is part of his pattern of imposing his will on New Yorkers. It must stop and stop soon. Nixing Lifting the Mask Ban is the latest outrage. We must confront the tyranny and resist.