All-Republican Texas Supreme Courtroom sides with Abbott, blocking county masks mandates

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That’s, we outdoors of Texas have that to stay up for. Inside Texas, you would possibly maintain off from making any long-term plans. Additionally, do not do something that may land you in an emergency room, as a result of there ain’t no emergency beds obtainable. They’re overflowing with state “freedom fighters” and their pandemic victims.

Whereas the (Republican) Texas governor has been aggressive in ensuring the pandemic virus is allowed to unfold wherever and at any time when it needs to through the aforementioned Texas freedom holes, it is not as if he is ignoring the pandemic fully. His most consequential current act has been to beg for out-of-state health care workers to come back bail Texas out of the pandemic disaster that state Republicans are nonetheless bent on making worse.

The counties in query aren’t taking this mendacity down, both. CNN studies that Dallas and San Antonio officers will, at the very least for now, continue to enforce mask mandates in public schools regardless of the court docket order.

The battle over sporting masks in public locations throughout a pandemic will not be one thing that needed to exist. It was purely invented, a twitching Republican response borne of twitching conservative conspiracy theories about The Gubbermint all the time attempting to stay it to good, upstanding egocentric assholes with intricate new plots to maintain them from dying or catching hearth or being offered asbestos-based lunch meats. It is transparently apparent that sporting a masks throughout a nationwide pandemic that has killed over half one million People and counting is matter of pressing public well being. It might even be framed as a nationwide safety measure.

As an alternative, Republicans determined they had been towards it as a result of science-knowers had been all warning them to do it and the Republican base determined that something science-knowers had been telling them to do needed to be a trick. So now we have precisely what had been predicted earlier within the 12 months: a new pandemic surge spreading outwards from closely Republican counties in states with Republican governors.

And despite the fact that the pandemic of their states is now totally uncontrolled, few of the formidable Republican officers who induced it are altering course.