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Governor of Texas finally wakes up, when will some others??

Added: Thursday, July 2nd 2020 at 8:06pm by scenefromtheleft
Related Tags: texas, governor, health, politics

Finally, after seven days when the cases of Covid-19 went from 131,917 on June 26 to 175,977 on July 2, Governor Abbott finally decided that it was time to act. For those, like me, who are math-challenged, that is an increase of 44,060 in just seven days. The evidence was convincing enough to get him to issue a mandate that all residents of any country with more than 20 cases were to start wearing masks in public starting Friday. That means that as of Friday, July 3rd, all people out in the public MUST wear masks or risk a fine of 250.00 with one warning per person.

He has stated that nobody will be sent to jail, which would be kind of counter to the effort, I would surmise since it would probably increase crowding. This state is of particular interest to me because it is our next-door neighbor and their citizenry is likely to fall over into our state and affect our numbers until they get it under control.

This is a major reversal for Republican Governor Abbott, but I would say, “About darn time” that people start looking at the medical issue rather than politicizing it for the economy and for the egomaniac in the White House. I don’t think the federal government under trump has any concern for the actual people suffering, just his re-election efforts.

Meanwhile, Florida’s numbers of new cases have grown faster than Texas with 46,146 new cases in the same seven day period. The only thing DeSantis seems to be able to come up with is a reminder to continue (as though the numbers indicate that they have been) to remember those are risk and to keep social distancing in a crowd. Thanks for absolutely nothing, DeSantis.

  • On Thursday Gov. Greg Abbott issued a statewide mandate requiring all people to wear face masks in public in counties with 20 or more COVID-19 cases
  • The mandate takes effect Friday and violators will face $250 fine
  • It's a dramatic reversal for Abbott who previously banned local governments from penalizing people who didn't wear face masks in public 
  • He also issued a proclamation giving mayors and county judges the ability to impose restrictions on some outdoor gatherings of over 10 people
  • He revealed over 91 counties have hit record-high numbers in past three days 
  • ' COVID-19 is not going away. In fact, it's getting worse,' he said

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Florida has seen an even bigger increase, when will THEIR governor wake up to reality???

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