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TX mask mandate lifted soon?

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by TWS1986, Mar 2, 2021.

  1. TWS1986

    TWS1986 SPX '05, UH' 19
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    Surprised no fellow liberals have posted this yet. Seems incredibly short sighted to me, but Texas isn't exactly known for great leadership. Not a guarantee he lifts the mandate for the state today, but still concerning to me. Less than 10% of Texans are vaccinated depending on where you get your numbers. For anyone more in tune with politics than me, if it's lifted... can Houston still enforce anything? Or perhaps at the Federal level?

    https://www.texastribune.org/2021/02/25/greg-abbott-mask-order-end/

    The press conference is today at 1:30 pm.
     
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    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    Abbott couldn't care less about people. He cares about businesses so he'll open the flood gates and tell businesses they can choose if you have to wear a mask or not.

    Expect bars to fully open, Schools to reopen and people to get sick.
     
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    The number of at-risk people is shrinking rapidly as the most vulnerable are being vaccinated. If you want to still wear a mask, you certainly can, but it's a little silly to demand that all others wear a mask just because you are afraid. The mask has a huge psychological impact on people and delays the return to normal... thereby causing more damage than good at this point.
     
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    We've won, it's over!!!

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  5. TWS1986

    TWS1986 SPX '05, UH' 19
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    Right? Lmao.
     
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    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    Well let me tell you the bad news. Most Businesses will keep the mask policies in place for at least another year. It's also their right. They are not going to want the blowback. Maybe some small businesses will give you an option but they will be in mostly rural areas.
     
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  7. TWS1986

    TWS1986 SPX '05, UH' 19
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    For some strange reason, I never get anything of value out of your posts.
     
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  8. Trader_Jorge

    Trader_Jorge King of the D&D, The Legend, #1 Ranking

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    You posted something in the Debate & Discussion Forum, presumably to debate it, no? Or did you only want to hear from people who agreed with you?

    Or is your response merely borne out of frustration because you are unable to assemble a defense in response to my points?

    GOOD DAY
     
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  9. TWS1986

    TWS1986 SPX '05, UH' 19
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    I've been on this board a long time my friend. I've seen your posts over the years. You're entitled to them, but no I don't agree with them. I am for constructive debate with reasonable posts from Republicans though. No issue there.
     
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  10. deb4rockets

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    Our no mask, no lockdown Republicans making decisions for this state were the first to push opening up and easing restrictions in May. We saw how that ended up. They simply don't care about saving lives, or doing the smart thing to protect Texans. We still are averaging over 225 deaths a day, which is higher than August, and have millions left to get vaccinated. We haven't even moved past the 65 or older category for vaccinating people. We are nowhere close to being safe by letting it spread again to those who don't have immunity protection. Masks help, at least until we've all gotten our vaccinations.

    All we can do is hope these "business, oil, money, power & guns" over saving lives types never get elected again. They will never change. They simply don't care that their "freedom from masks" is dangerous.They all have blood on their hands, but made sure they got their vaccinations first. Disgusting.
     
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    the good news is that Republicans are least likely to want to get the covid vaccine:

    https://www.axios.com/republicans-c...ncy-023bf32f-3d68-4206-b906-4f701b87c39f.html

    thus it stands to reason that sooner or later it will simply be unmasked and unvaccinated Republicans spreading the virus to other unmasked and unvaccinated Republicans. And, once all the Republicans die off, the world will be a better place.

    so be patient, I guess is the moral of the story
     
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  12. txtony

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    This is great news for 2019 corona and all its siblings.

    https://www.houstonchronicle.com/ne...t-city-to-record-all-major-COVID-15990299.php


    Houston is the nation’s first city to record every major variant of the novel coronavirus — many of which are more contagious than the original strain.

    “The numbers of the major variants we have identified in our large sequencing study are disquieting,” said Dr. James Musser, who leads the team of experts at Houston Methodist Hospital behind the new finding. “The genome data indicate that these important variants are now geographically widely distributed in the Houston metropolitan region.”
     
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    Patient is good. Summer would makes sense to go ahead and essentially be back to normal, if we don’t screw it up over the next few months.
     
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    I’m proud of you for crawling out of your hole for the first time in 5 months.
     
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    We have a mask mandate?
     
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    Have you been out lately ? Feels like it’s already lifted
     
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    It’s from all the visitors going to the stripclubs
    Made famous by Harden
     
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  18. TWS1986

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    no ****, I know.
     
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  19. ThatBoyNick

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    This.


    I'd love it if we could base easing restrictions on math, instead of it coming from a jackoffs political whim.

    Can we wait till our 7-day average of cases drops below 1k? Until 7-day average deaths drop below 50?
     
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  20. geeimsobored

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    Texas still has a 13% positive rate on tests. I mean I guess this is better than the days when it was close to 20% but more than half the US is now below 5% so Texas's positive rate is still horrendous compared to the rest of the US.

    But I suppose we shouldn't be surprised by this.
     
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