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TEXAS starts it's long walk backwards (covid19)

  Texas has been one of the "red" states that has seen a spike in Covid19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths - in their ideology to open up their economy.

   Cornyn, who is up for re-election went from demanding that Dems shut up as it was scaring people, to pleading with donald for more testing funding.  ( that was on 24 / 25).  

    Abbott has been squirming until last night ( 26)- when he shut down elective surgery in 4 counties  ( big cities:  Dallas / Houston / Austin / San Antonio).    Today he shut down bars and reduced patronage limits at restaurants etc.)  https://www.texastribune.org/2020/06/26/texas-bars-restaurants-coronavirus-greg-abbott/

 

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If only the rise in TX was in one city....which is not a fact.    

What is interesting is that donald's once fav. site for statistics made a proclamation a on June 25:  Predictions for the three countries with the largest death tolls due to COVID-19 to date:

  • The US has had over 120,000 deaths so far. By October 1, 2020, cumulative COVID-19 deaths could reach 179,106 deaths (with an estimated range of 159,497 to 213,715). In terms of the mean projection, this represents approximately 60,000 additional cumulative COVID-19 deaths between today and October 1, 2020. That number drops to 146,047 (with a range of 140,849 to 153,438) if at least 95% of people wear masks in public. In other words, if 95% of the US population always wore masks in public, more than half the deaths that are predicted between now and October 1 would be avoided.

    Cases in one day of current WH lack of national plan and RW governors not listening to scientists:   

 

    

The United States reported 36,975 new COVID-19 cases yesterday, its highest daily total since the novel coronavirus pandemic began this winter.

The cases piled up in states such as California, Texas, and Florida, with each state reporting between 5,000 and 7,000 new cases. In Texas, Governor Greg Abbott today suspended the further reopening of his state.

"As we experience an increase in both positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, we are focused on strategies that slow the spread of this virus while also allowing Texans to continue earning a paycheck to support their families," Abbott said in a statement today. "The last thing we want to do as a state is go backwards and close down businesses. This temporary pause will help our state corral the spread until we can safely enter the next phase of opening our state for business."    ( and then he closed elective surgery in the 4 largest counties - and then closed bars and increased restrictions in restaurants).  

Oregon, Nevada, Kansas, Louisiana, and North Carolina have also announced reopening pauses or delays in the past week in light of increasing case counts.

 

    So, if in one day the nation saw 36+K cases ....their prediction looks like a pipe dream.  WEAR A MASK,  Do Social Distancing.    Most stores in San Antonio  have already pre-marked distances and most people comply.      The recession is attributable to No National Plan and RW hopes that science is wrong.   

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This Toad-induced spike in infections needs to be remembered not as a "walk back" but The tRump Death March. The mortality rate for the Bataan Death March was 3.7%. The mortality rate for The tRump Death March is 5%. So not only will this gutless draft dodging psychopathic moron kill more Americans than Hitler by the middle of July, he's doing it at a higher rate than the Japanese who we HUNG for their treatment of GIs during an actual War.

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@TxGrandpa2 

 

I just read a story from Starr Cty, TX and seems they were Coronavirus free, before the governor told them to ignore 14-day quarantine 

 

mostly-latino-border-county-texas-has-winning-game-plan-tackle-n1195371 

After Abbott then their numbers began to rise.

 

Froze

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@Frozenoem wrote:

@TxGrandpa2 

 

I just read a story from Starr Cty, TX and seems they were Coronavirus free, before the governor told them to ignore 14-day quarantine 

 

mostly-latino-border-county-texas-has-winning-game-plan-tackle-n1195371 

After Abbott then their numbers began to rise.

 

Froze


Our area in the vicinity of Houston was constant before and after the state opened.  A good number of people don't wear masks, while some does.  Even wearing a mask I avoid being too close to others, avoiding those that crowd.

 

Doubt there is a silver bullet to determine if the virus has a person's name on it.

 

Additionally I was looking at percentages earlier today and note that Arizona has a higher (real higher) number of cases than Texas.

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Not only is this Texas' long walk backwards, it's...

Texas' and Trump's Long Walk of Shame.

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What is happening in Texas and other states around the country is the direct result of Trump's insistence on reopening the "economy" with no regard to the health of the people or to the warnings of scientists and members of our medical health communities.  He was warned that this would happen and he ignored those warnings.  He has lied to the American people from day one of this pandemic calamity.  And now, as is always the case, we the people are paying the price for a failure of government and the ego of our failed president--Trump.

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@LydiaN586309 wrote:

What is happening in Texas and other states around the country is the direct result of Trump's insistence on reopening the "economy" with no regard to the health of the people or to the warnings of scientists and members of our medical health communities.  He was warned that this would happen and he ignored those warnings.  He has lied to the American people from day one of this pandemic calamity.  And now, as is always the case, we the people are paying the price for a failure of government and the ego of our failed president--Trump.


If Trump had not fumbled the COVID testing or had immediately asked WHO to help provide the testing they already had, we would be closer to the success other countries have been enjoying.  This is what happens when you hire a reality star to run your country. 

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@Richva wrote:


If Trump had not fumbled the COVID testing or had immediately asked WHO to help provide the testing they already had, we would be closer to the success other countries have been enjoying.  This is what happens when you hire a reality star to run your country. 


Could the COVID increase especially in Houston have been a result of the huge crowd for the George Floyd gathering earlier this month?  Not everyone was wearing face masks plus the virus could have been present on items they touched.

 

Or Floyd's funeral?

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If you bother to look at the videos of George Floyd's funeral, you will see virtually EVERYONE is wearing a mask except when speaking to the crowd, and then everyone else on the stage is wearing a mask. Likewise the vast majority of Protest demonstrations (not the organized criminals doing the serious looting) are wearing masks and observing social distancing - unlike Toad Worshipers at his rallies.

 

To try and blame the supporters of George Floyd for the huge spike in Covid19 is like blaming China for tRumpvid20 - the more accurate title of the disease Cadet Bonespurs allowed to spread like wildfire across America because he didn't want to look bad. That is to say, both are a racist diversion from the obvious truth.

 

Texans, Floridians and Arizonans will continue to sicken and DIE because the Toad their Governors worship made masks a political statement and ignoring medical evidence a hallmark of the true Toad Worshiper.

 

This is the first time in History our Government leaders actively promoted the spread of a deadly disease. The last time the US experienced a pandemic, back in 1918, the Government advice was: Wash your hands. Stay home. If you must go out, avoid crowds AND WEAR A MASK!  102 Years ago people were better at fighting a Pandemic than the ToadPOTUS is right now.

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TX said Could the COVID increase especially in Houston have been a result of the huge crowd for the George Floyd gathering earlier this month?  Not everyone was wearing face masks plus the virus could have been present on items they touched.

 

When you have a state open too early and too far as Texas did, it could have been anything. I suspect it had more to do with the bars as the entire state is becoming overwhelmed. So, probably not a single cause. Just bad decisions.

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@Richva wrote:

 

When you have a state open too early and too far as Texas did, it could have been anything. I suspect it had more to do with the bars as the entire state is becoming overwhelmed. So, probably not a single cause. Just bad decisions.


 

Of course you don't live here and no doubt have no idea of what it was like previously before things started opening up.  A good many wasn't wearing then and when it started opening, you could observe there was no increase or decrease then.  Houston has a high rate of new COVID-19 after reopening.  It is not so strange that there was a high increase in cases several weeks after the streets was crowded during the gatherings honoring Floyd George (incubation time for the virus).

 

Our area has not showed an increase.  

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Florida has also shut down its indoor bars, effective immediately.  They, too, are forced to take a step back.  Duval County has seen a double fold increase in cases in the last two weeks, which surprise! happens to be the site of the Republican convention in August. 

 

Did all of these state officials believe they knew better than the CDC guidelines?

 

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