Ayyyeee… What’s Goodie Everyone so I got some tea and it involves Texas and the coronavirus pandemic.
Texas Govenor Greg Abbott’s lifted the state’s mask requirement and increase the permitted capacity of all businesses to 100 percent and it prompted heavy criticism Tuesday from health experts and government officials who deemed it irresponsible and premature. The announcement by Abbot (R) came at a moment when public health officials are warning that new, more transmissible variants could be taking hold.
Cases increased slightly in Texas, the second most populous state. More than 6,000 people were hospitalized with covid-19 in Texas on Tuesday. More than 1,700 of those patients were in intensive care units.