Many left wing officials bashed the early reopening in Texas, including democratic President Joe Biden.
Biden has a long history of criticizing COVID-related action and having those words come back to haunt him. Most famously, the then-candidate Joe Biden referred to then-President Trump as “xenophobic” for closing borders to China. As President, Biden had to implement similar travel restrictions himself.
Biden said “The last thing, the last thing you need is Neanderthal thinking that in the meantime everything is fine, take off your mask,” in reference to the full reopening of Texas on March 2nd.
Now, Texas is reporting zero COVID 19 related deaths after their full reopening. This is the first time in over a year.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott said “Today Texas reported: 0 Covid related deaths–the only time that’s happened since data was tracked in March 2020,” He continued to boast that the state has the “lowest 7-day Covid positivity rate ever” and “the fewest Covid cases in over 13 months.”
Blue states are also working to soon reopen. Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York announced that most capacity restrictions would be lifted on May 19th. The Mayor of New York City announced that the Big Apple would be fully reopening on July 1st.
One can only wonder if President Biden believes these moves are also “Neanderthal thinking”