Greg Abbott’s Pandemic Approach Almost Worked. Then He Launched a Crusade Against Vaccines.
In March, Governor Greg Abbott traveled to Montelongo’s, a Mexican restaurant in Lubbock, to announce that Texas was back. It was a few weeks shy of the anniversary of the first COVID fatality in the state, and Texas was averaging around 230 deaths a day from the virus. Nonetheless, Abbott assured his audience at the restaurant that, because of the presence of vaccines, it was the right time to end statewide mask mandates and allow businesses to reopen at 100 percent capacity. Describing Texas as a land of unparalleled economic freedom and opportunity, the governor struck a proud yet unenthusiastic tone—the “city on a hill” speech if John Winthrop had summited the mount and realized his shining town overlooked a strip mall. “At this time,”…View Original Post
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