Abbott was supposed to NOT give in to the media driven hysteria and shut down the state.Response has been very positive as a result of the disappointment in Abbott. I don't get the piling on to Abbott. What is he supposed to do about covid? Choices are 'just let the sick folks die'?, shut the economy down for a year? Wear masks? You choose one and quit complaining!
You can ONLY get it if someone who has it blows it into your face. Masks don't work? Take a big drag and blow into a folded tissue - then look at the inside stain. Sure they leak but breath is deposited on your face skin and cloth of the mask - long path for absorption. Bars and raves are good places to get it. Walking in the neighborhood? Nope. Public transportation? Yup.
This virus is no worse then the flu. He was supposed to have the guts to state this and respond accordingly.
The choices are not
- Shut down everything and hunker down, or
- Everyone dies.