After being called a Neanderthal by Joe Biden for reopening his state 100%, the Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott is continuing to see success as the state’s Wuhan CCP virus numbers continue to decline to all time lows. Will it lead other states to follow in its footsteps?
“Texas COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to see a downward trend more than two weeks after the state scrapped its mask mandate and allowed businesses to reopen at full capacity.
On Saturday, Texas’ seven-day COVID positivity rate reached an all-time low of 5.27 per cent, while hospitalizations fell to their lowest level since October, according to the latest state data.
The state recorded 2,292 new coronavirus cases, about 500 fewer on average from last week, and 107 new deaths.
The number of people hospitalized with coronavirus, meanwhile, dipped to 3,308.
The latest figure marks a significant decline in hospitalizations in the state which had seen levels soar past 14,000 for a couple of days in January.
The drop comes 17 days after Republican Governor Greg Abbott ended the statewide mask mandate and other COVID-19 safety measures.”
“Abbott took to Twitter on Saturday to celebrate the state’s progress, saying: ‘Today Texas hit an all-time recorded low for the 7-day Covid positivity rate: 5.27%. It’s been below 6% for 5 days & below 10% for an entire month.
‘Covid hospitalizations declined again–now at the lowest level since October 3rd. Vaccinations continue to increase rapidly.’
Abbott had drawn harsh criticism from Democrats earlier this month after brushing off warnings to not relax COVID-19 restrictions and allowing businesses to operate as normal.”
“Among his biggest critics was President Joe Biden, who slammed the move as a ‘Neanderthal thinking’ and warned it would be a ‘big mistake:'”
“The last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking that in the meantime–everything’s fine, take off your mask–forget it. It still matters,” Biden–who continues to wear masks and social distance, said.
“…The ‘Neanderthal dig’ was met with furor by Republicans, including Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves…”
“‘President Biden said allowing Mississippians to decide how to protect themselves is ‘neanderthal thinking,” Reeves tweeted at the time.
‘Mississippians don’t need handlers. As numbers drop, they can assess their choices and listen to experts. I guess I just think we should trust Americans, not insult them.'”
Although the majority of Texans have embraced the governor’s decision, some local leaders say they plan to keep the mask mandate in place.
The City of Austin had said it would continue to maintain its mask rules despite Abbott’s executive order.
On Friday, a Texas judge said it would allow the city to continue to require face coverings in local businesses.
…Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is expected to appeal the ruling.”