It looks like Governor Greg Abbott just might have known what he was doing when he ended the mask mandates and opened his state 100% back in March:
DAILY CALLER – Texas reported zero COVID-19 deaths on Sunday, two months after President Joe Biden and other Democrats slammed the state’s reopening.
The state reported zero COVID-19 deaths for the first time since it started measuring them, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Twitter. Texas also reported only 388 new confirmed cases, its lowest total since March 30, 2020.
Abbott lifted Texas’ statewide mask mandate on March 2. “Texans have mastered the habits to keep from getting COVID,” he said at the time. Local businesses are still allowed to require masks, although many nationwide chains have begun lifting their own mask mandates.
This is fantastic news and just shows that the freakout by Biden, Fauci, and other governors was completely unwarranted:
White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci issued a warning to Texas and Mississippi, which also repealed its mask mandate on March 2. “Now is the time to keep the foot on the accelerator and not pull off because the thing that we don’t want is yet again another surge,” he said.
President Joe Biden slammed Abbott and Republican Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves for their “neanderthal thinking” in lifting their mask mandates.
Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom, whose state has the most COVID-19 deaths overall, claimed that Abbott’s move was “absolutely reckless.”
Foot on the accelerator? This just proves, once again, that the Fauci types don’t always know what they are talking about. The numbers in Texas have been continually going down since March and even Fauci has admitted he’s stymied by it.
People have gotten so used to operating from a place of fear and we are especially seeing that now, as people freak out over the CDC’s latest guidance that vaccinated can go unmasked in almost all circumstances. It’s time to put the foot on the economic accelerator and hit the brakes on the pandemic.