Texas Gov. Abbott to fine Local Governments that order Texans to Mask Up

Governor Abbott threatens to fine local govts that order Texans to Mask Up

CDC U-turn triggers wave of new mandates

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has reminded state authorities that they are forbidden to force residents to wear a mask, after the CDC introduced new face coverings guidance in a bid to stop the spread of the Delta variant.

(RT-USA News)  Aiming to provide “clarity and uniformity in the state’s Covid-19 response,” Abbott issued an executive order on Thursday, reiterating that local governments, public school districts, health authorities, and all other government entities were banned from issuing mask mandates. Anyone who tried to force Texans to mask up could be fined up to $1,000. The order does not apply to government-operated hospitals or detention facilities. It says state residents can voluntarily wear face coverings if they choose to do so.

In a statement explaining the order, Abbott stressed that “the path forward relies on personal responsibility rather than government mandates.” 

The governor said Texans understood the precautions that needed to be taken to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 and were endowed with the “individual right and responsibility” to decide for themselves whether they should mask up. He noted that the same held true for the choice to keep a business open or engage in routine activities.

As for other preventative measures that could be taken against Covid-19, Texas had an “abundant supply” of vaccines for those who wanted to avail themselves of them, Abbott said. He described the shot as “the most defensive defense against the virus,” while underscoring the point that vaccination would always remain voluntary in the state. Around 61% of Texans have received at least one dose thus far.

The executive order consolidates several preceding decrees concerning the state’s response to Covid-19. Abbott issued an order in May that prevented state authorities from mandating mask-wearing from June 4.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance earlier this week that called for mask use among the fully vaccinated in areas with “high transmission” of Covid-19, in response to the spread of the more infectious Delta strain. The agency also said that masks should be worn by all staff and pupils at K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status, revising its recommendation on classroom mask-wearing of early July.

Covid-19 hospitalizations have skyrocketed in Texas in the past month, although the number of occupied beds is still nowhere near the peak level seen in January. Covid-linked deaths, meanwhile, are at near-record lows.

While countries across the world have raised the alarm over the spread of the Delta variant, there is still no conclusive evidence that it is more deadly than other Covid strains. Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO’s Covid-19 technical lead, noted last month that it would be wrong to assume Delta was unusually lethal. 

“We need more information to determine: is it really the variant itself or is it a combination of factors?” Van Kerkhove said. A week prior, she had said that “we don’t have an indication of increase in mortality from the Delta variant.”

In the meantime, the Biden administration has ramped up efforts to get citizens vaccinated, arguing that the shot is the best method by which to combat the variant, which was identified in India in December 2020, with an earlier version recorded in October of the same year. 



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1 Comment on Texas Gov. Abbott to fine Local Governments that order Texans to Mask Up

  1. THANK GOD, FINALLY A REAL MAN! I was afraid that HUMAN government Representatives no longer existed. I have come to the conclusion those so-called congressmen and senators are dead when they arrive in Washington, D.C. They are all D.O.A. They are ZOMBIES in LOCK STEP speaking EMPTY WORDS that ring HALLOW. They can’t SPEAK OUT against the VISIBLE GAG ORDER violating our 1st Amendment Rights and put MASK across our mouths and the mouths of our children. There are 100s of Scientific Papers proving none of these MASK stop the 0.06 t0 0.14 micron size virus particles and prolong use of these MASK are causing serious health problems. Furthermore, if they were true representatives of the people they would not go along to get along, they would SPEAK and say “Enough is enough, the truth is out, there is no EUA, these EXPERIMENTAL INJECTIONS are KILLING 1000s of AMERICANS and INJURING 1,000s of AMERICANS.” Why are Americans putting the fate of their lives in the hands of DEAD LAME DUCKS who muzzle themselves and do not SPEAK? They are NON HUMAN ENTITIES who are under the control of the CORPORATION. CORP meaning “Dead Body” and ORATION means “Speaking”. We have no governance we have a “DEAD BODY SPEAKING” underlings kowtowing to the Robber Baron BANKS, who serve THE EUGENICIST ELITES, ALL are NECROMANCERS serving their god, LUCIFER.
    Why should the taxpayers pay for DEAD POLITICIANS who are doing the bidding for Eugenicist hell bent on DEMOCIDE. Are we paying for our own demise? Why should the taxpayer pay congressmen and senators who are Violating Their Oath of Office? They betray us when they do not STAND for us and do not SPEAK for us?They are doing nothing to stop these LETHAL INJECTIONS. They are filling Depopulation orders for AGENDA 2030? They should collect their BLOOD MONEY from the WEF Klaus Schwab, Rockefeller Foundation, Bill Gates and the U.N.

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