Texas Coronavirus Cases Hit Record High After ‘Pro-Life’ Gov. Greg Abbott Reopens Businesses, Defies Warnings
New coronavirus cases spiked to an all-time high of 1,801 on May 14 in Texas, only days after Gov. Greg Abbott reopened many businesses in the state.
Abbott, who claims to be “pro-life,” admitted during a private phone call on May 1 with state lawmakers that his choice to reopen businesses in Texas would help spread the deadly coronavirus.
Abbott opened allowed restaurants, malls, movie theaters and retail stores on May 1, and allowed hair salons and barbershops to open on May 8, notes the Houston Chronicle.
Abbott announced more businesses opening on May 18 including child care centers, youth clubs, summer camps, massage parlors, tattoo and piercing places, bars, bingo halls (elderly people), professional sports (for those foolish enough to play) and bowling alleys, notes the Austin Statesman.