The governors of Texas and Mississippi have both scrapped their mask mandates and removed all business restrictions. That’s right, it is now ok for bars to open at full capacity.
I’ll give you just one guess to which party these two men belong.
Making this even more insane is that in both of these states, the number of new Covid-19 cases is increasing. In Texas, the number of cases increased by 27% in the last week alone. Even worse is Mississippi, which had the biggest jump in new cases in the country, at 62%. Why would either governor think that this is a good time to loosen restrictions? The only reason I can think of is that they want people to die while Biden is president, to cause problems and sabotage his fight against the pandemic.
In fact, the number of new cases in the US stayed about the same, so we can’t even say we are heading in the right direction. The number of new cases in the US is still averaging 65 thousand per day. That’s about the same number that we had at the worst of last summer’s peak.
Making this even more dangerous is that the number of new, more contagious variants of Covid-19 is on the rise. So even if everyone in the world gets vaccinated, if we don’t get the number of cases down to a small number, the more likely it is that we will never see the end of this pandemic.
Joe Biden said about the governors relaxing safety measures, “The last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking.” After all, the Neanderthals went extinct 50,000 years ago.