Texas Governor Greg Abbott just announced Texas is ending its lockdown. No more masks. All stores in the lone star state will be allowed to function at 100% of capacity.
Of course, Gov Abbott is expecting that Texans to act responsibly:
UPDATE: Add Mississippi to the list of states reopening. This is in addition to several states such as South Dakota and Florida that never closed in the first place.
Iowa lifted its restrictions in early February. READ: Gov. Kim Reynolds lifting Iowa’s mask requirements, gathering limits Sunday
Predictably the Left is going crazy.
But perhaps the oddest criticism is coming from California’s Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom who called the decision “absolutely reckless.”
Of course, California has the strictest lockdown measures in the US and yet also has one of the highest rates of COVID in the country. You would think if lockdowns actually worked, California should have the lowest rates of the coronavirus. READ: Gavin Newsom’s Reaction to Texas Reopening Is a Sight to Behold AND California Has the Strictest Lockdown in the US—and the Most Active COVID Cases (by Far)
But apparently, Newsom’s lockdown rules don’t apply to the California elite. This is the second time Newsom was caught breaking his own COVID regulations. READ: Newsom Caught Eating Indoors at Closed Restaurant Even Though Indoor Dining is Not Allowed
And this is not the first time we have heard that lockdowns have been a complete failure:
READ: Blue States’ COVID Restrictions Are Killing Jobs, But Not The Virus
READ: Lockdowns Not Linked With Lower COVID Death Rates, New Study Finds
READ: New study: Coronavirus lockdowns don’t save lives
READ: Lockdowns DON’T work, study claims: Researchers say stay-at-home orders made no difference to coronavirus deaths around the world – but prior health levels DID
READ: COVID-19 death rate is 75% lower in states that didn’t lock down: WSJ
READ: The Results of Europe’s Lockdown Experiment Are In
READ: COVID Lockdowns Have No Clear Benefit vs Other Voluntary Measures, International Study Shows
READ: California Has the Strictest Lockdown in the US—and the Most Active COVID Cases (by Far)