Joe Biden is going to have to swallow his words.
Gov. Greg Abbot just announced on Twitter that the State of Texas had zero COVID-19 deaths yesterday.
This is the first time since March of last year that the state of Texas didn’t have anyone die due to COVID-19.
The achievement by the state comes a month after Biden publicly criticized Texas for opening the state back up and added that getting rid of the mask mandate was “Neanderthal thinking.”
It looks like opening the state back up wasn’t Neanderthal thinking after all but rather common sense!
Today Texas reported:
* 0 Covid related deaths–the only time that's happened since data was tracked in March, 2020.
* the fewest Covid cases in over 13 months
* the lowest 7-day Covid positivity rate ever
* the lowest Covid hospitalizations in 11 months.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) May 17, 2021
This didn’t age very well—along with other “Neanderthal thinking” takes.
Yesterday’s heading: “Texas reports 0 COVID deaths 2 months after full reopening” https://t.co/I33bzTPgyV
— Jared Meyer (@JaredMeyer10) May 17, 2021
Breitbart News didn’t stay behind, check out what they said:
Texas has reported zero deaths from the coronavirus for the first time in nearly 14 months, according to ABC 13.
In a social media post on Sunday, Gov. Greg Abbott (R) announced the news, writing, “0 Covid related deaths–the only time that’s happened since data was tracked in March, 2020”:
In March, the governor announced the end of the statewide mask mandate during an event in Lubbock, Breitbart News reported at the time:
The governor said all businesses of any type can be open at 100 percent capacity. He also said Texas is “ending the statewide mask mandate.” Abbott cited the number of vaccines administered to Texans, the experience that Texans have in choosing to wear protection, and the number of recovered COVID cases as reasons for the ending of the mandates and reopening of business at 100 percent capacity.
However, President Joe Biden later criticized the governors of Texas and Mississippi for lifting their mask mandates, calling the decision “Neanderthal thinking.”
“The last thing, the last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking that in the meantime, everything’s fine, take off your mask, forget it,” Biden commented.
— CNSNews (@cnsnews) May 17, 2021
I wonder if this was the apocalypse the COVID doomers were talking about. Texas: 0 deaths.https://t.co/EDL5TYCxMg
— Brion McClanahan (@BrionMcClanahan) May 17, 2021
ABC 13 News chipped in too:
For the first time in about 14 months, the state of Texas reported zero deaths from COVID-19.
The great news comes days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new guidelines for vaccinated Americans, declaring it safe to participate in most activities without a mask.
Gov. Greg Abbott thanked Texans in a tweet Sunday, announcing the big milestone in the state’s fight against COVID-19.
According to Abbott, this is the first time Texas has reported zero coronavirus-related deaths since data first began being tracked in March 2020.
On top of zero reported deaths, Texas is also reporting the fewest COVID-19 cases in over 13 months, the lowest seven day positivity rate ever, and the lowest hospitalization rate in 11 months, according to the governor.
Maybe the Biden administration should takes some notes from Texas on how to handle COVID.