Over the last few days, area hospitals are reporting a new surge in COVID cases here in Central Texas. This past week Senator Cruz publicly announced that illegal immigrants were causing new cases of COVID-19 in some parts of Texas.
I live in a city that happens to be 14 hours from the border. We are a very red area, politically speaking. Most of the people here do not wear masks. Our uptick is not due to illegal immigration; it is due to people, not social distancing, not wearing a mask, plus other nonsense. Sadly, once again, COVID is being used as a political weapon.
For over a year, COVID-19 has been the political machine that has driven people against each other, and due to more lies, like the ones told by Cruz, it will continue to be that way. From churches to the government, there’s no slowing down arguments surrounding COVID.
Once again, at this rate, we will walk into another closure of businesses. Our governor seems to always miscalculate the severity of COVID, and right now, he is not expressing any public concern regarding the recent outbreak. We are now at a level 3, which means we are witnessing a moderate outbreak, and nobody is being warned.
Given the comments made by Senator Cruz earlier this week, I fully expect to see the Republicans place the current outbreak on Central Americans. This is what happened when Trump was in office, but it was towards China.
Without Abbott talking about the surge, Texans are going to get sicker. We have all businesses open with remote workers returning to their offices. There are large gatherings all over the place, and the majority of people have taken their masks off. Not to mention, he has reversed the need for children to wear a mask while attending school.
As for the vaccine, our county has a low number of people who have taken the vaccine. In red areas, which are Republican, people listen to their leadership; when it comes to matters like this. Sadly, the voice of reason no longer sounds like a voice of reason if the person behind it isn’t a Republican. With so much political pandering, the current atmosphere is ripe for more death and blame.