It’d be one thing if the majority of the population in either state had received the vaccine, but as of Monday only 6.57 percent of Texans have been vaccinated. That means the majority of the population is at risk of catching and/or spreading the virus.


According to the Washington Post, President Joe Biden didn’t mince words when he reportedly said “the last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking,” when referring to the moves Abbott and Reeves made on Tuesday.

The most annoying thing about this, as Hidalgo noted, is that we’ve seen this fail again and again over the course of the last year. Restrictions work and transmissions start trending downward, Republican governors to go “See! Everything is better now!” only for case numbers and hospitalizations to surge once public health restrictions have been lifted/loosened.


I’m fucking tired of having done the same thing for a year. I’m so ready for this all to end, but I know that making fool-ass, bitch-made moves, that are predicated on Republican feelings and not actual science isn’t the way we’re going to get to a new normal.

So as always wash your hands, wear a mask, social distance, get the vaccine if you’re eligible, and stay safe out there, folks.