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Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order this week banning state agencies, political subdivisions, and organizations receiving public funds from creating “vaccine passports” or otherwise requiring someone to provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccine in order to receive services.
Texas is fully open for business and the state’s covid cases have absolutely plummeted in recent weeks.
Dr. Anthony Fauci was at a loss to explain why coronavirus cases and deaths continue to fall in Texas despite the state reopening.
During an interview on MSNBC Tuesday morning, Fauci was asked to comment on the positive numbers in Texas.
The MSNBC host said, “Texas effectively opened up, dropped all those restrictions, and said, ‘It’s back to life.’ And if you go to Texas, as you know, it looks like 2019. The restaurants and the bars are full and open. The ballparks are full, and yet, we’ve seen cases and hospitalizations since then continue to tick downward.”
Fauci, senior advisor to the White House, was pressed by MSNBC to explain why the cases aren’t spiking.
“Yeah, you know, it can be confusing because you may see a lag and a delay, because often you have to wait a few weeks before you see the effect of what you’re doing right now,” said Fauci. “There are a lot of things that go into that. When you say they had a lot of activity on the outside like ball games. I’m not really quite sure… I hope they continue to tick down, if they do that would be great. But there’s always the concern that when you pull back on methods, particularly things like indoor dining, and bars that are crowded, you can see a delay, and then all of a sudden cases tick back up.”
Fauci soldiered on, despite being wrong about the coronavirus in the past.
“We’ve been fooled before by situations where people begin to open up — nothing happens, and then all of a sudden several weeks later, things start exploding on you.”
— Sn00pster (@sn00pdad) April 6, 2021
Nearly a month ago, Texas reinstalled freedom across the state, lifting all COVID-19 restrictions.
The move sparked an uproar from the media, Joe Biden, Democrats, and even Fauci.
And in the past month, COVID-19 cases in Texas are declining and the state’s latest seven-day average in cases is the lowest since June.
NEW: 3 weeks since Texas lifted their mask mandate, the 7 day average in cases is the lowest it's been since June pic.twitter.com/RFATqgXzGb
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) April 4, 2021
Texas’ success is probably shocking to Fauci given how wrong he has been for over a year.
In March, Fauci said that Texas’ decision to end mask mandates and open businesses 100% was “risky” and “dangerous.”
Though no one in Texas asked for his advice, Fauci still said the state made the decision “far too early.”
Here’s another look at how well Texas is doing:
Today the 7-day Covid positivity rate dropped to a new recorded low: 4.95%
Hospitalizations dropped to a 6 month low
This week we have 1 million 1st vaccines available
Everyone now qualifies for a shot. They are highly recommended to prevent getting Covid but always voluntary
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) March 28, 2021
Earlier this week, Texas sent a message to America about the coronavirus pandemic — and the view went viral.
It is a 100% full baseball stadium for fans attending a Texas Rangers baseball game. Behold, America.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) April 5, 2021
The left had no problems with massive BLM/Antifa riots all summer, but they hate seeing people gather for a baseball game.