Governor Greg Abbott has cared far more about fighting the COVID culture war than keeping people safe. Like Ron DeSantis, the Texas legislator has banned mask mandates in his state.
Abbott Office saying in a statement, “GOvernor Abbott has made it clear that we must rely on personal responsibility, not government mandates. All Texans have the right to choose for themselves and their children whether to wear masks, open their businesses, or get vaccinated.
And Texas, like Florida, has seen a huge increase in COVID cases, largely thanks to the attitudes of people like Abbott. And now, the Republican is asking for medical support from other states to help with the massive number of cases.
The New York Times Jesús Jimenez tweeted today, “Last minute: Gov. Greg Abbott announces that Texas will seek out-of-state healthcare personnel to help with the latest increase, and is asking hospitals to voluntarily postpone elective medical procedures. “
In the statement, Abbott I ask your constituents to receive their vaccinations. “The state of Texas is taking steps to combat the recent surge in COVID-19 cases and ensure that our hospitals and communities have the resources and support they need to mitigate the virus. Texans can help strengthen our efforts by vaccinating us against COVID-19. The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective, and it is our best defense against this virus. “
You can read the full statement here
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