Governor Abbott re-opened Texas on May 1

Governor Abbott re-opened Texas on May 1
Governor Abbott re-opened Texas on May 1

Governor Greg Abbott announced today that he would allow the home-stay order to expire on April 30, opening shopping malls, museums, movie theaters and retail stores.

The first step of the gradual opening is the measure that the governor wants to roll out every few weeks. He said that he would use COVID-19 total positive cases, hospital, hospital capacity, deaths and critical points to determine if they could open their businesses. Abbott said he would like to reopen bars, hair salons, barbershops and gyms by May 18 and increase capacity by 50 percent. It did not take long for this capacity rule to come into force, but he said it was a fine of $ 1,000 fine and up to 180 days in jail.

"Millions of Texans have sacrificed their livelihoods and their most precious moments to protect the health and safety of their fellow Texans," Abbott said. "Every life lost is tragic, but the fact is, the tragedy in Texas has been much less than in most states."

He said that he had made his decision to call his so-called "strike force" based on the opinion of the best doctors in the state. Hovering over him were 1.9 million Texas unemployed claims that have paid $ 2 billion since inception. A fresh strategy has been devised for contact tracing, which examines which patients are exposed to COVID-19.

Testing capacity is a concern, but Abbott said private laboratories have said the state will get the ability to conduct more than 25,000 tests a day next month. That number seems small. The director of the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, Drs. Mark McClellan is one of the governor's medical advisors. He told the Dallas Morning News on Sunday that testing and tracing capacity "is a very intensive work in progress right now." Even the lowest estimate in that story required 40,000 tests a day in Texas. The maximum goes up to 350,000.

"It can be argued that the government's responsibility is to ensure the adequacy of the evidence. And not only the adequacy of trials but also the adequacy of public health support to track and control disease activity in the community, viral activity in the community. " Dr. Casanova, the head of Dr. Society, told me the Dallas County physician after Abbott's announcement, "We need to monitor the signs first.

According to public health experts, it will be important to reopen the economy. If anyone can get exposed, they should try it. You should test your colleagues and family members and consult the list of people with whom they came in contact. Without that strong capability, reopening companies pose a risk. Imagine that one of these people is an odd carrier sitting in a Colleyville restaurant courtyard.

So far, the state has assessed 290,517 people. Per capita, we have tested 952 people per 100,000 inhabitants. It is the fourth-worst in the nation, ahead of only Virginia (946), Kansas (900) and Arizona (890). Georgia has a similar per capita test rate (1,161 per capita) and its governor was more aggressive than Abbott in reopening that state.

Texas has 25,297 cases and 663 people have died. There are currently about 1,563 hospitalizations. Contact tracking will add another 1,000 trackers by April 27 and by May 11 apply for public health officials and a statewide call center soon.

"It's hard to get rid of this virus because it's so contagious, so we're not just going to open up and hope," Abbott said. "Instead, we will implement measures that keep businesses with viruses open to protect Texas."

Casanova said he believes we are covering some bets with the verdict.

"You have to have a statistically comfortable analysis, because our number of 'x' people out of 100 or 1,000 is our comfort level. If we can get it and people with easy exposure or some level of infection Can easily assess., So we can do that, "he said." We did it right and we got it right and it was in the collective "we" as the citizens of North Texas. F we can keep this in mind, we are able to do so.

Businesses are not to be opened, but the governor made sure to mention that his rule eliminates any conflicting local prohibitions.

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