The Daily Beast reports:
This won’t come as a shock — but Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott’s announcement that he’s ditching his state’s mask mandate did not come with the blessing of his team of medical advisers. In fact, according to the Texas Tribune, most of them didn’t know anything about it.
Three of the four experts told the newspaper that they didn’t talk to Abbott before he went public with the plan, and the fourth said he’s not sure it’s the right move to take.
Dr. Mark McClellan, a ex-commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, reportedly said that he was “not consulted before the announcement,” but believes that it’s “too soon for full reopening and to stop masking around others.”
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BREAKING: Three of the four state health experts on @GovAbbott‘s Strike Force to Open Texas were not consulted before he lifted a statewide mask mandate, @asherprice reports 1/ https://t.co/z6kHerGDSK
— Austin Statesman (@statesman) March 3, 2021