Florida and Texas ARE Different… Their Governors Proclaim No More Lockdowns

As Thanksgiving looms and the number of COVID-19 cases rises, many cities and states are instituting new lockdown measures, but not the two largest Republican states in the nation, Texas and Florida.

The governors of those states announced they won’t be going down that road.

NBC News reported:

“Texas Governor Greg Abbott said in an interview that there won’t be ‘any more lockdowns’ in the state and he wants to focus on ‘working to heal those who have Covid’ so they can leave the hospitals and get back to their normal routines.”

 “A spokesperson for the governor told NBC News on Wednesday that Abbott’s plan to slow the spread of the virus will rely on ‘the data-driven hospitalization metrics used by doctors and medical experts.’”

Renae Eze, a spokesperson for Abbott’s office, issued the following statement that said in part:

As some communities experience a rise in hospitalizations, the state of Texas is working closely with local officials to quickly provide the resources needed to address these spikes and keep Texans safe. The state’s coordination efforts go hand-in-hand with enforcing the existing protocols, a strategy that proved effective in slowing the spread over the summer and containing COVID-19 while allowing businesses to safely operate. The protocols work, but only if they are enforced. The reality is, COVID-19 still exists in Texas and across the globe, and Texans should continue to take this virus seriously and do their part by social distancing, washing their hands, and wearing a mask. These best practices, coupled with the governor’s metrics to monitor COVID-19 hospitalizations and local enforcement of protocols, are key to mitigating this virus and keeping our communities and our people safe.

Florida Governor Rick DeSantis also said his state was stepping away from shutdowns. He said:

“The Governor will not lock down and hurt families who can’t afford to shelter in place for 6 weeks. Especially not for a virus that has a 99.8% survival rate. One area of concern is Assisted Living Facilities. Since those over 70 face the greatest threat from [COVID] the Governor is monitoring those numbers daily and is prepared to move therapeutic and prophylactic assets to those facilities as needed.”

It looks like people who want to celebrate the holidays together should book flights to the Lone Star State or the beaches of Florida.

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  1. Verne Campbell
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    It is refreshing to hear that some governors that are not going to shut down their states economy and freedoms of their people because their people might catch a virus that has a 99.8 survival rate. Our president is living proof that even senior citizens who do not have serious underlying health conditions can quickly recover when proven therapeutics are administered quickly.

    Shut downs do more to hurt people than to help them.

  2. Ann
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    Very smart governors to say the least being TX and FL. These state governors better wake up because if not they will hear the voice of the people because we aren’t having it. This COVID virus isn’t any different than the flu or a cold and we aren’t tolerating this any more. These so called experts have lied to the American people, no more lock downs or mask. If the governors want to wear a mask then knock yourself out and wear one. NO MORE.

    • LUTETIA G VOLLINTINE
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      i’m stealing that to post on Greg Abbott’s facebook fanpage lol

  3. Joan Freda
    Reply

    I think this is all a preliminary taste of what living under a socialist government will be like. ‘They’ are just preparing us.

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