The Golden Hammer Staff Reports
Austin, September 8 – Governor Greg Abbott yesterday issued a proclamation extending his Disaster Declaration for all Texas counties in response to COVID-19. Originally issued on March 13th, the Disaster Declaration claims to “provide the state a variety of resources to effectively serve Texans as the Lone Star State continues to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.”
In actuality, the statistics from the United States Centers for Disease Control make clear that the COVID-19 disaster is an economic one which government actions caused, not a public health disaster from the virus itself. Originally, government statisticians predicted over one hundred million cases of COVID-19 in the United States with more than three million deaths.
In Montgomery County, Texas, as an example, government officials on the Montgomery County Commissioners Court panicked when they received a public health report – without any backup data whatsoever – which predicted more than 100,000 cases of COVID-19 by April 21, 2020, and between 1,000 and 3,000 deaths by that date as well. To date, there have been 9,164 cases and 123 deaths.
A report last week from the CDC finally admitted that most deaths listed as COVID-19-related are actually deaths with substantial comorbidities, while COVID-19 was not even the primary cause of death. Only 6% of the COVID-19 deaths were solely from COVID-19, according to the CDC report.
“Renewing this Disaster Declaration helps ensure that we have the resources and strategies in place to help communities across Texas respond to COVID-19,” said Governor Abbott, who clearly seeks to enlarge government power during the pretext of a so-called “disaster.” “I urge Texans to take precautionary steps to protect their health by wearing a mask, social distancing, and sanitizing their hands. Working together, we will slow the spread and keep our communities safe.”
Sadly, Abbott did not urge Texans to take steps to revitalize the Texas economy in order to restore it to the pre-COVID powerhouse the Trump administration had engendered during four years of economy-building deregulation and tax reductions.