Later this week Governor Abbott will vocalize his plans on opening up our state. It is surprising because Texas hasn’t issued out nearly enough test to determine if people have the virus or not. Some of our counties aren’t being open about their numbers when it comes to COVID-19 cases. In my county we are still seeing increasing numbers. Our shelter-in-place policy is too broad and I think we will see the results of that flaw pretty soon. Abbott has opened up the public to gathering at mass events, such as churches. Some of these churches are large with a lot of people, and normally Easter Sunday brings people who haven’t worshiped all year, to these gatherings.
Worship is important and so is fellowship. However, today we can do that over various platforms which promotes safety. I am fearful. I am fearful that we will see yet another spike because our government once again doesn’t seem to understand the nature of this virus. They are listening to people who have financial motives while they should be looking at the events that are unfolding all over America.
How many lives are they willing to risk for financial gain? In many ways it’s like jumping into a body of water without knowing the depth. It might not look that bad, but you really do not know the reality of it until you get in. It is a sad day when you cannot trust your government to do the right thing. For the first time in my life, I cannot wait until it is time to pick new leaders. It would seem that some of our current officials do not understand that a sick and dying workforce produces more harm than good.
Who knows maybe they have a pill that can make dead people gain them more money. We will find out soon.