I remember hearing this argument last month.
Texas is reopening for business. There isn’t an epidemic in Texas. No one has died in Texas. It is not even as bad as the flu. The deaths are all in New York. This a PANIC-DRIVEN HOAX!
This was around April 13th. I looked back in the archives and Texas was reporting 14,277 cases and 295 deaths. Gov. Greg Abbott’s stay-at-home order went into effect on April 2nd. Nearly two weeks later Texas peaked on April 12th and new coronavirus cases began to come down.
It is now May 18th and Texas is reporting 1,369 deaths. The number of active cases in Texas had gone way down around May 1st when the state began to reopen. It has since shot back up to 20,307 active cases because over 1,000 new cases are being added a day now. Texas reported 1,801 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday. Greg Abbott is now poised to open up the state even further.
We will be keeping a close eye on Texas this week. It is bending the curve in the wrong direction.