As Texas’s coronavirus outbreaks continue to worsen by nearly every available measure, Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is standing by his aversion to shutting down the state again. He put it simply Monday in an interview with CNBC’s “Squawk Box”: “No more lockdowns in Texas.”
Abbott pointed to automatic restrictions put in place when a region’s hospitalization numbers cross a certain threshold to argue that those rules, which include closing bars in those areas, are sufficient.
“It has led, for example, to that decrease in spread in El Paso and, I think, the decrease in spread in Lubbock, causing those locations to get better already,” he said.