Your Governor Doesn’t See A Reason For Masks in Texas Despite Raising COVID Cases
Governor Abbott basically told Texans Wednesday he doesn't care that COVID cases are rising - you won't be mandated to wear a mask.
He told KPRC-TV:
“There will be no mask mandate imposed, and the reasons for that are very clear, there are so many people who have immunities to COVID, whether it be through the vaccination, whether it be through their own exposure and their recovery from it, which would be acquired immunity.”
It would be “inappropriate to require people who already have immunity to wear a mask,” Abbott said.
In my opinion, this doesn't make any sense.
If you notice that the cases are going up, shouldn't you want your state to take precautionary measures to further stop the spread?
According to The Bell County Health District, as of yesterday, here in Central Texas there are 512 active cases. Over the weekend there were almost 400 new cases.
And Governor Abbott doesn't care.
KWTX reports that the Texas positivity rate has risen above 10%. In the past, this threshold called for concern, but not now.
I'm guessing the development of the COVID vaccine has the Governor more relaxed at his stance.
Personally, while I am not for another shutdown, I am in favor of bringing back social distancing mandates and mask requirements.
This video does a great job of debunking a lot of the myths about mask effectiveness.
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