The mainstream media has been bashing both Florida and Texas because of their decision to loosen the lockdown restrictions. And, New York, which is still in full-blown lockdown, remains the media darling.
So, we would just presume, that compared to New York, the COVID cases in Florida and Texas must be skyrocketing.
Breitbart explains what is really happening:
Breitbart News has continued to track the seven-day totals of new cases in New York and states such as Florida and Texas, which do not have mask mandates or other heavy pro-lockdown restrictions in place. March 26 CDC data shows both states continuing to fare better than the blue state in terms of new cases of the virus, despite an absence of significant restrictions and statewide mask mandates.
According to the CDC’s March 26 data, Florida reported 151.8 new cases of the virus per 100,000 in the last seven days, or 32,608 cases in that time period, total. Texas reported just 83 cases per capita, or 24,055 total in the last seven days.
In contrast, New York has reported 225.3 cases per 100,000 in the last seven days, or 24,909 total. Notably, this total does not include New York City’s data, as the CDC counts the two separately. New York City has reported 420.6 new cases per 100,000 in the last week, or 35,325 cases total. Combined, New York State, including the city, has reported 60,234 cases of the virus in the last seven days — over 27,000 more cases than Florida and over 36,000 more than Texas, both of which do not have statewide mask mandates.
Even the celebrities rained COVID terror down on Texas:
Others looking at the numbers are coming to the same conclusion about the lockdowns.