The three North Eastern state have their people walking around with masks on…
The other states do NOT…
The Governor’s of the other states after stupidly following Donald Trump’s stupid effort to ignore the virus and try to change the reality of it?
Are finally beginning to tell their people to stop fronting and put their damn masks on….
The Trump inspired quick openings BEFORE tamping down their infections has come back to haunt them ….
New York Governor Cuomo, in a twist is thinking out loud about quarantining people who come to New York from heavily infected states….
The only good thing in all this?
The Death rate overall is still actually dropping somewhat….
Texas on Tuesday reported another daily record — more than 5,000 new infections — prompting renewed warnings from Gov. Greg Abbott, who urged residents to stay home in an interview with the television station KBTX.
“Because the spread is so rampant right now, there is never a reason for you to have to leave your home unless you do need to go out,” he said. “The safest place for you is at your home.”
The governor, a Republican who has resisted the idea of another lockdown, said that he was trying to get Texans to grasp the magnitude of the outbreak, which has rapidly worsened in the state in recent weeks.
Cases and hospitalizations there have doubled over the past month. Local leaders have expressed fears that the pandemic may be close to overloading hospital capacity after hospitalizations jumped from an average of 1,600 a day to 3,200 a day.
“There remain a lot of people in the state of Texas who think the spread of Covid-19 is really not a challenge,” Mr. Abbott said.
Mayors across Texas have butted heads with the governor over mask policies. Although Mr. Abbott has recommended that residents wear masks, he has stopped short of requiring them.
He has said he supports requiring businesses to adhere to mask rules, but not individuals.
He has also called on Texans to “do everything in their power to reduce the transmission of the coronavirus” by wearing face masks, washing their hands and observing social distancing.
The state was one of the first to end its stay-at-home order, on April 30, weeks before some of the benchmark epidemiological models suggested doing so.
More than half of the United States is seeing an increase in cases weeks after parts of the country reopened, and some state officials are slowing return-to-work plans and reimposing earlier restrictions….