Texas Governor Greg Abbott Drops Mask Mandate, Is Reopening The State 100 Percent (VIDEO)

Texas Governor Greg Abbott is ending pretty much everything related to COVID.

No more mask mandate, no more lock downs, and businesses open everywhere.

It’s about time someone did this. Other governors should follow his lead.

The Austin American-Statesman reports:

Gov. Greg Abbott ends statewide mask mandate, moves to ‘open Texas 100%’ — actions at odds with health experts, federal officials

Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday it’s time to “open Texas 100%” and end the statewide mask order, citing declining hospitalizations across the state as more people are vaccinated against the coronavirus.

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Abbott issued a new executive order, which will take effect March 10 and rescind most of his earlier orders, including restrictions on business occupancy and the July 2 statewide mask order.

“To be clear, COVID has not suddenly disappeared,” Abbott said, but adding “state mandates are no longer needed.”

“Texas is in a far better position now than when I issued my last executive order back in October,” Abbott said, referring to his edict allowing bars to reopen under certain circumstances. Cases spiked after he eased business restrictions in the fall.

Public health experts and federal health officials said the move comes too early and that the coronavirus still poses a grave danger, with not enough people vaccinated to significantly slow the disease’s spread.

See the video of his announcement below:

This is the right thing to do.

Other states need to come to their senses now.

 

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