Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued an executive order banning the enforcement of mask wearing in the state, and will issue fines of up to $1000 to any official who attempts to do so.
As of May 21st the fines can be issued to any government entity that attempts to make people in the state wear a face mask. The order will come become law on June 4th and will apply everywhere, including in schools, with the only exceptions being hospitals and prisons.
Abbot said that “Texans, not government, should decide their best health practices, which is why masks will not be mandated by public school districts or government entities.”
Abbot has been pushing to permanently scrap face masks for some time now, along with other restrictions, which were lifted back in March. At the time, Joe Biden and the leftist media labelled the move “Neanderthal thinking”:
However, the inconvenient truth is that Lockdown Texas, in scrapping Lockdowns and restrictions have fared much better than those that implemented the most stringent measures.
Midwest states with "Neanderthal thinking" that "opened too soon" by removing all COVID restrictions before March (red) vs. states that Followed The Science™ (blue)
The development comes as Dr Anthony Fauci admitted Tuesday that he continued to wear a mask after being vaccinated for "optics" reasons, despite previously attacking Senator Rand Paul for claiming it was merely “theatre.”
Texas, Florida, and South Dakota are becoming huge problems for 'experts' like Fauci as they have all ignored 'the science' and not implemented its diktats and have also been the very same States that have had the best covid figures. Could it be that this exposes them for the liars and charlatans they really are?