While Texas did record its fifth straight day of decreasing coronavirus cases earlier this week, it was no time for a victory lap.
“Texas … looking pretty good,” she wrote. “Bad news for the ‘Shut it all Down’ Democrats.”
Her rosy outlook for a state that rushed to reopen and balked at mask measures before Gov. Greg Abbott (R) issued a mandate seemed out of step, however. The graph itself revealed the grim reality of how far out of control the pandemic had become there. And Texas’ promising run ended Tuesday with its second-highest case increase (11,408). On Wednesday the state got hit with its second-highest rise in daily deaths, 327, the Houston Chronicle reported.
In the last few weeks, a spike from 4000 to 9000 cases a day… “looking pretty good”?!
— Paul “stronger than dirt” Irvin (@pabloalto) July 30, 2020
One person dying in Texas every 6 minutes Laura. Good job Republicans. You’re ALL done. #RIPGOP
— Barb (@BarbL219) July 30, 2020
Looking at the worst graph in the world and thinking “pretty good” is the kind of optimism I need to find. That’s some “the glass is 1/64th full” positivity.
— Jeremy Sutton (@JeremyTheSutton) July 30, 2020
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