Is the Texas Covid ‘Spike’ Fake News?

Ron Paul Institute – by Ron Paul

On July 2nd, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order mandating the wearing of face masks across the state, whether indoors or outdoors, when six feet cannot be maintained between people. In the governor’s decree, he cited a rise in Covid cases, a rise in test positivity, and a rise in hospitalizations as justification to force people to cover their faces in public.

The move is not only a violation of the civil liberties of all Texans. Abbott may have based his executive order on inaccurate information about a “rise” in Covid cases due to the Texas State Department of Health Services changing the definition of what constitutes a “Covid case.”

Thanks goes to Collin County Judge Chris Hill for blowing the whistle on what appears to be a move in mid-May to redefine what was a “Covid” case to open the door to a massive increase – all to match the mainstream media line that a “second wave” was on the way.

In a Commissioners Court hearing for Collin County on May 18th, it was revealed that while previously the determination of a Covid “case” was a confirmed test result, the definition was suddenly changed to count “probable” cases as “cases.” At the same time, the threshold for determining “probable” was lowered to a ridiculous level.

As Judge Hill said at that May 18th meeting, “If you have a subjective fever and you have a headache and you live in Collin County, you now meet the qualifications to be a probable COVID patient. It is remarkable how low the standard is now.”

Even worse, once a “probable” case was determined based on possibly unrelated subjective criteria, up to 15 people in possible contact with that “probable” case were also listed as “probable cases.” And “probable cases” were considered cases.

Repeat that farce across Texas and is it any wonder there was a “spike” in “cases”?

Also, Governor Abbott’s claim that hospitals were being over-run by Covid patients was refuted by the Houston hospital directors themselves, who said they were nowhere near actual capacity and in fact were about the same level as they were last year.

The basis for Abbott’s unconstitutional “executive order” has been shown to be false. Will he admit his mistake?

It is encouraging to see so many local and county officials across Texas announcing they will refuse to enforce Governor Abbott’s unconstitutional face mask order. Thankfully the spirit of freedom and love of liberty is still alive in Texas.

The “second wave” is driven by propaganda. Across the country, Covid testing increased from about 150,000 to more than 700,000 per day. You can’t drive through Houston without seeing a flurry of signs advertising “Free Covid test! Results in 15 minutes!” Last week Reuters reported that tests shipped around the country by the federal government were contaminated.

Deaths from coronavirus – even the deaths “with” coronavirus rather than deaths “from” coronavirus – are down more than 90 percent since the peak in April. The decline in deaths continues. That means we are closer to the “herd immunity” that will finally kill this virus. Yet Governor Abbott and others across the country see this as a reason to lock the country back down.

Ron Paul Institute

9 thoughts on “Is the Texas Covid ‘Spike’ Fake News?

  1. The news reported morgues unable to handle the bodies, and that hospital are over capacity … but, this was in the southern border region which is rural in most areas and may be overrun with illegals, because the status of the sick and dead was not mentioned.

  2. “Also, Governor Abbott’s claim that hospitals were being over-run by Covid patients was refuted by the Houston hospital directors themselves, who said they were nowhere near actual capacity and in fact were about the same level as they were last year.”
    Completely BUSTED!

    1. What do you expect from Governor Wheels?

      He wants to be the next FDR in a wheelchair saying, “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

      I live in Collin County and as I said before, businesses have signs in very small print telling people that they must wear masks, but half the people don’t care and the workers don’t say anything because they don’t want to anger their customers. In addition to that, the employees themselves are even half-assing it with their masks and are seen taking them off half of the time.

      Everyone thinks it’s bullshit. If we didn’t have to wear one before, then it makes no sense to wear one now. I even see police not wearing one. It’s a joke and is completely unenforceable.

      1. My own daughter (works at a food chain place) only wears her mask when customers show up to pick up food. Her eye glasses fog up too much….Bwahahahahah!

        1. Exactly!

          I even hear Governor Wheels is trying to issue another executive order to lock the state down again because of the sharp rise in CoVid cases over the past couple of days. The bastard is such a puppet. He can’t even read the statistics and see that the numbers have been skewed. I don’t think he even cares, as he’s just doing what he’s told by his advisors/executive board.

          They can all kiss my ass!

          “Texas shatters daily record with 10,351 new coronavirus cases”

          https://abc13.com/covid-19-coronavirus-texas-cases/6313060/

          They say, “100 deaths in a single day”!!!??? How is that even possible? Bullshit!

          By the way, I thought CoVid wasn’t supposed to survive the summer heat. It was 105 degrees today in Collin County. So how is this possible?

          1. They count the wets when it suits their needs. 10,000 wets come across a day, (no exaggeration) yeah, a bunch drop dead from dehydration from the coyotes not giving water or opening the FKG trailer doors, leaving them to die.

            There are soooo many wet backs in Texas that a bunch probably drop, no doubt about it.

            The corruption is mind boggling, Trump is a POS traitor, encourages this shit.

            They cross into Texas, go back every FKG day, the border patrol is 95% Mexican, I deal with these asshats all the time! Full on corruption.

            They work the farms down below San Antonio near Laredo.

            And below Houston near the border.

            Texas is hammered with wets, millions of the little bastards.

  3. I’d love to see Abbott (and Costello) try enforcing this nonsense wear a mask inside or outside BS out here in my neck of the woods…watch out for those kitties….and skunks…. I don’t know ANYONE out here that believes this nonsense! And no one I know is getting “tested” either…they know it’s bogus.

  4. My Fellow Fake-demic Victims:

    “Is the Texas Covid ‘Spike’ Fake News?”

    Does Hoody Doody have wooden balls??…..

    JD – How can there be a “spike” for a non-existent event?

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