Monday, May 17, 2021

Follow the Science

 5/16/21 Newsweek (!):

Texas Governor Greg Abbott caught heat from Democratic lawmakers when he announced on March 2 this year he would fully reopen the state by the next week. Mississippi lawmakers declared a similar reopening plan about the same time.

The idea was to get more people acclimated back to normal life, including businesses at full capacity and sports arenas full of fans again. For Texas, the governor wanted businesses back at 100 percent and placed filled up again, from school halls to dance halls.

President Joe Biden called such reopening plans as "Neanderthals thinking."

"I hope everybody has realized by now these masks make a difference. We are on the cusp of being able to fundamentally change the nature of this disease because of the way we are able to get vaccine in people's arms," Biden said in the White House on March 3....

On Sunday, just a couple of hours after a major PGA event in Dallas and the NCAA FCS college football national championship in Frisco, Abbott reported that the state had no COVID-related deaths the previous 24 hours, and that the seven-day positivity rate was the lowest it's been since records have been taken—which was March 2020....

Abbott also said COVID hospitalizations was at its lowest in 11 months.

1 comment:

  1. Following the science is better than following Scientism, the Cargo Cult imitation of the Scientific Method. I always envision the elected Democrats sitting in buildings made of bamboo, with coconuts tied over their ears, making airplane noises hoping John Frum will come with Cargo.