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Lone Star response to COVID-19 strikes
a balance: “Stay home if you can”

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Posted By: StormCnter, 3/23/2020 4:23:40 AM

Here in Texas, the state has not been placed under lockdown. There is a real struggle going on between those who prefer to leave questions of restrictions to local authorities and those who want the heavy hand of the centralized state government to rule. Texas is America’s largest red state. Governor Greg Abbott is known for being a calm leader during times of crisis in the state. Abbott received mostly good grades for his handling of Hurricane Harvey, for example. He sends the Texas National Guard to the southern border when it is warranted to assist in handling large numbers of migrants

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Reply 1 - Posted by: worried 3/23/2020 6:49:56 AM (No. 354835)
Why do these writers continue to refer to those criminal illegals as "migrants"? They are invaders, and should be referred to and dealt with as such.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Muguy 3/23/2020 6:50:58 AM (No. 354838)
Governor Abbott has been talking about common sense, and respect for law. Most Texans have a sense of Respect for Law and personal responsibility. To paraphrase a saying that was popular over a decade ago, "It's a Texas thing; you wouldn't understand"-- Governor Abbott made a bold statement about a week ago when he said that week we would see hundreds of cases in Texas as we began to identify those who had corona virus; that this week we would see thousands of cases in Texas after the testing began in earnest, and that there was a possibility that we WOULD eventually see potentially tens of thousands of cases before we started to see a change and things began to blow over. We are taking his advice to heart, but we are also well aware of many younger new residents who are very socially active and who think that because they are not "old", that they can just go ahead and do what they want with no consideration for others. A nurse friend of ours shared this possible scenario of how to explain Coronavirus-- Karen got infected yesterday, but she won't know until 14 days later.. Karen thinks she is healthy and unknowingly infecting 10 persons a day.. These 10 persons think THEY are okay, and they like to travel, so they infect 100 persons... These 100 persons think they are healthy and then unknowingly infect 1000 persons... Since NO ONE KNOWS who is okay, THEY can infect YOU-- This is why it is so important to be responsible to minimize contact as much as possible with others..... Those with compromised immune systems might innocently be given a death sentence.... especially the elderly This does not mean it will happen, but it already HAS happened. We are lucky we don't live in Italy where last week those over 80 were not going to get more than normal treatment. It has gotten so bad, that doctors from other countries are now reporting that those over 60 will no longer get other than normal treatment and no access to respirators. Italy has socialized medicine. NobamaCare was designed to cause the system to fail so that we would end up with no other choice than socialized medicine where government regulations would create the same scenario to determine who lives and who dies. The demonrat socialists WANT the system to fail, and when people have insurance thorugh their jobs, the current situation creates panic to force it down our throats along with other government "solutions" THEY come up with to take our freedom and liberty from us-- I pray that Texans will do what is necessary to prevent this from growing out of control. This is as much a mathematical solution as much as behavioral.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: ScottC 3/23/2020 9:18:22 AM (No. 354943)
#2 that is a great explanation of how the Wuhan virus is spread but I'm afraid the American people just aren't getting it.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: czechlist 3/23/2020 9:53:54 AM (No. 354984)
If only 1 person has the virus after these lockdowns end we start all over again. These quarantines are not going to resolve it. Like any flu virus we will all be exposed eventually. Some will never get it or know it, some will get very ill and some will succumb. Life will go on and I want it to go on in a civilized fashion. Let's get back to work!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: BeatleJeff 3/23/2020 10:17:23 AM (No. 355019)
As much as I dislike KKK Blackface, I will give him credit for not imposing such draconian measures on Virginia as several other knee-jerk governors have. Compliance is voluntary, and so far it seems to be working. A few stores and restaurants have completely shut down, but most restaurants are offering takeout and the big box stores and supermarkets are all open, if with limited hours. You can find a dining room open here and there, but they are the exception. Unless there is a massive spike in cases, I hope this status quo holds, as it seems to be working.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Zarin 3/23/2020 10:28:58 AM (No. 355035)
So yesterday I heard from a friend that Texas was doing 'nothing' about the Wuhan Covid-19. Yet here you have a huge state with different regions with different need. Ohio was infected from the get go as we have very international businesses - Chinese glass companies, Japanese car factories etc.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: ARKfamily 3/23/2020 10:55:38 AM (No. 355080)
And, of course, we all started believing the thought process that it didn't matter if we cleaned. There are so many entities that have let cleaning, sanitation, and personal cleanliness fall to the wayside because it might be offensive if a person spoke up about it. It is time that we prioritize those things in our lives whether it be our homes, churches, schools, businesses, government or whatever.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: hurricanegirl 3/23/2020 10:56:42 AM (No. 355081)
I agree with #4: Quarantines are not going to fix this. If you're at risk or ill, then isolate yourself. But everyone else should be allowed to go back to work. This is THE stupidest thing I've ever had the misfortune to live through. Come on, Abbott, get your act together!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Muguy 3/23/2020 11:07:58 AM (No. 355098)
Praying that #8 doesn't end up like Karen in the nurse's scenario I posted. Praying for Texans and our fellow Americans and citizens of the World-- If she has been exposed and catches it, that kind of attitude has the potential of her spreading it like wildfire since it often takes 14 days before someone KNOWS they have it and the potential for catastrophic unintended consequences is something that is REALLY POSSIBLE. When someone in a family gets the flu, often the others in the family will have it spread to them, and that usually only takes a few days to find out-- it is a "gift" that keeps on giving. This is not to be taking lightly-- the potential of all those "Spring Breakers" to spread it all over the country is a very REAL concern...
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Reply 10 - Posted by: stablemoney 3/23/2020 1:13:56 PM (No. 355280)
Our Texas Governor is doing a good job. We are lucky to have him.
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