That “Neanderthal Thinking” – Texas Covid Cases Continue to Decline After Mask Mandate Removed

Joe Biden said Texas Governor Abbott had “Neanderthal thinking” after he removed the mask mandate last month. California Gov Newsom (who is under a recall threat) called Abbott “reckless.” But Texas covid cases have been steadily declining since the mandate was rescinded.

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Texas Covid Cases: no mass deaths from rescinding mask mandate

“We will be doubling down on mask wearing, not arguing to follow the example of Texas and other states that I think are making a terrible mistake,” Newsom said.

California had a higher case load than Texas earlier this year but had fewer new daily cases than Texas at the time of Abbott’s announcement, a trend that has continued. California had about 1,000 fewer new cases than Texas on Tuesday, but the state remains largely locked down, a move that is hurting its economy.

As Holden pointed out, numerous other Democratic politicians and mainstream media outlets also predicted a new surge of deaths and cases in Texas, predictions that haven’t come to pass. Further, some Democrat-controlled states that are still heavily locked down have more new daily cases than Texas, such as Michigan and New York. The 7-day average in New Jersey is also higher than it is in Texas.

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