Virus Cases Are Soaring in Texas. But Closing Down Again Is a ‘Last Option.’
Greg Abbott, the Republican governor of the country’s largest Republican-controlled state, is facing increasing pressure over his decision to open the economy.
Uché Blackstock, MD
If it’s not clear yet, it should be now. We are in this disaster for the long run. We have elected leaders that have ignored incontrovertible scientific evidence for the sake of politics & economic profit. Many lives will be needlessly lost.
“People must know the facts,” Mr. Abbott told KTVT in Fort Worth on Tuesday. “The facts are that Covid-19 is expanding far faster and far wider than at any time during the pandemic in Texas. That is why we are having to take additional measures.”
Because of right-wing anti-science politics, Texas is facing a statewide health emergency. There will be no ceiling to the spread of covid-19 there unless the leaders take new measures.
Vivek Subbiah, MD
Virus Cases Are Soaring in Texas. But Closing Down Again Is a ‘Last Option.’ - The New York Times
Reality "last option" in Texas.