Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Newsom blasts Abbott for removing Texas mask mandate: 'Absolutely reckless' | Fox News

After eight months, Abbott announced Tuesday that beginning next Wednesday, March 10, Texans will not be required to wear masks in public.

In a bid to reopen Texas "100 percent" Abbott also said he will rescind the state’s previous executive orders and allow all businesses to reopen at maximum capacity. 

"Removing state mandates does not end personal responsibility," Abbott cautioned. "Personal vigilance to follow the safe standards is still needed to contain COVID. It’s just that now state mandates are no longer needed."

Meanwhile, 96 percent of California’s population remains in the most restrictive purple tier, though a number of counties are expected to move to the less restrictive red tier this week. Newsom is facing a recall effort, which could be nearing a vote, over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. 


This could end up making Newsom looking pretty stupid. Or perhaps Abbott.

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The evidence on masks looks meagre and contradictory. People who are confident on either side of the argument are probably on weak ground.
I lean to the view that, apart perhaps from trapping large droplets emitted by coughing or sneezing, they probably don't achieve much, if anything. In other words I suspect that they are "security theatre".

Posted by: dearieme | Mar 3, 2021 10:50:12 AM

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