(Tea Party 247) – America is experiencing another major spike in coronavirus cases, which has many governors around the country — mostly Democrats — pondering whether or not to go forward with another lockdown. This, of course, would be devastating for local businesses.
Many companies, restaurants, bars, and other businesses have yet to recover fully from the first lockdowns we experienced in the early part of the year. The mainstream media has reported on COVID-19 non-stop in an effort to keep people terrified of this illness, despite the fact it has a 99 percent survival rate.
Anytime someone dares to stand against that narrative and refuse to enforce mask mandates or close down businesses in a lockdown, leftists pop out of the woodwork to accuse folks of not caring about grandma or the elderly in general.
Typical emotional manipulation tactics we’ve seen from Democrats for years now.
Fortunately, not every governor in this country is considering lockdowns as a viable solution to the spread of the illness.
According to TheBlaze, Gov. Greg Abbot has decided that despite the increasing number of cases, he’s not going to order another lockdown for the Lone Star State.
“We are not going to have any more lockdowns in the state of Texas,” Abbott told a radio host in Dallas.
“Our focal point is gonna be working to heal those who have COVID,” he said, “get them out of hospitals quickly, make sure they get back to their normal lives.”
The governor did issue a mask mandate for Texas on July 2 after a spike in cases and hospitalizations.
Hospitalizations for the virus have started to spike again since the first round of lockdowns orders in June and July. During that time, Texas had 5,102 hospitalizations because of COVID-19, however, four months later, the state has more than 7,400.
Abbott stated during a recently conducted interview that he would be focusing on treatments for the virus such as Bamlanivimab, which he said would be sent to hospitals in Texas, along with Regeneron, which is an antibody cocktail.
The bottom line here is that Abbott is taking the virus seriously by focusing on treatment to help increase the chances that people recover from it, while not allowing fear mongering to force him into shutting things down again, which would destroy the local economy.
The impact from a lockdown would be more disastrous in the long term than the threats we face from this virus. Especially with vaccines on the horizon and new treatments being pushed each and every day.
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