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A Texas ER doctor said reopening too soon is 'devastating' to state's medical community

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Tuesday that he would lift Texas' mask mandate and reopen the state "100%" starting next Wednesday, but a Texas ER doctor says the state is "nowhere near" its goal of herd immunity in order to safely reopen.
Dr. Natasha Kathuria, an emergency medicine physician based in Austin told Insider that lifting health safety restrictions "is a very dangerous message that the governor is sending to Texans that may have dire consequences."
In January, Texas became the first state to administer one million doses of the vaccine and had administered...
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Texas Gov. Abbott has reopened the state '100%' amid a rebound of cases, despite regretting doing the same thing last year

Texas Gov. Abbott has reopened the state '100%' amid a rebound of cases, despite regretting doing the same thing last year

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Last year, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he regretted reopening bars too soon in the early months of the pandemic, which led to spikes of COVID-19 infections in the state.
"If I could've done anything differently it would've been to delay the opening of bars," Abbott told local news outlet WFAA last June. "The opening of bars, if I recall correctly, was around the Memorial Day time period."
"And in hindsight, that should've been delayed," Abbott said, "especially now knowing how rapidly coronavirus could spread in the bar setting."
Yet even as Texas has seen an average...
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