Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw isn’t allowing the left to make the reopening of Texas seem like a bad thing and is ready to shove the data that proves Texas right into the face of anyone from the self-proclaimed “party of science.”
As Kira Davis wrote on Tuesday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott reopened the state, stripping it of its mask mandate in the process. This caused no end of backlash, including from fellow governors like California’s Gavin Newsom who called the move “reckless”…which is absolutely rich coming from him.
Crenshaw saw what the critics had to say and felt the need to make them understand that, not only are they wrong, but that the rest of the country should do exactly what Texas is doing because it’s clear that lockdowns, be they in California or London, simply do not work. In fact, it only makes things worse.
“Sorry to break it to everyone in the comments, but lockdowns aren’t your savior,” tweeted Crenshaw. “The data doesn’t lie.”
Sorry to break it to everyone in the comments, but lockdowns aren’t your savior. The data doesn’t lie. https://t.co/pksE2lazSS
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) March 2, 2021
With that came a link to a study done by Stanford University that compared cases in countries with strict lockdown measures like England, Germany, Italy, and more to countries with very relaxed lockdown measures like South Korea and Sweden. The study clearly showed that there was “no clear, significant beneficial effect of [more restrictive measures] on case growth in any country.”
“We do not question the role of all public health interventions, or of coordinated communications about the epidemic, but we fail to find an additional benefit of stay-at-home orders and business closures,” the report summarized.
Texas is definitely making the right move according to patterns. It wasn’t long ago that Florida and its relaxed lockdown measures were proving to be far better for the state and its people than California’s draconian lockdown measures were doing for its people.
I imagine that with this decision, Texas will begin seeing an uptick in the economy and a further reduction of COVID-19 cases. When it does, Crenshaw will have even more data for the “party of science” to get angry about.