In Texas, the caseload has increased dramatically, but what they don't tell you is that the large majority of cases require no hospitalization, are primarily of people under forty, with many showing no symptoms and those who are sick but at home are handling it well. A significant portion, as expected, comes from a huge increase in testing. Some also comes from the large numbers of protests in Texas, notably Houston, Dallas and San Antonio with large numbers of illegal migrants, with tightly gathered crowds and many not taking any precautions. And then there are several border hotspots adjacent to two entry points in Mexico at two large cities, Reynosa and Matamoras, which have open entry into the United States as many families of citizenship on both sides of the border. Both areas have major virus infection rates as Mexico, starting in May, has undergone massive rates of growth due to very limited health control standards. What's more, even in these places, the infection rates haven't massively increased hospitalization rates, but where they are impacted, overloads, if happening, are caused by the high number of beds being used by those who weren't allowed treatment for what were termed elective surgery earlier. Many of these elective surgeries became necessities following the long delays which could have been precluded from ever taking place. And finally, death rates are showing no dramatic changes, although in the two border counties they have grown significantly and in the case of Hidalgo County, adjacent to Reynosa, they are of concern. All of these factors largely have nothing to do with closing businesses and locking down citizens, but they do have a relationship to continued open borders.
In Florida, many of the same findings have resulted, especially with regard to continued low hospitalization rates and decreasing death rates. And, of course, some growth was expected due to sample size expansion and more personal interface, but most of the problems have been caused by individuals not following the rules (huge block parties which weren't approved and violent face-to-face protests which turned from peaceful into violent). But one factor that is never mentioned has to do with the high infection rates showing up through testing of illegal migrants, many of whom move from state to state in the agriculture industry as well as some of the construction trades. And in this case, we can't just blame the liberals, for the Republican state legislature, and more specifically the state Senate, refused to approve Governor DeSantis' E-verify proposal, one which has a large majority of citizens supporting. Only those jobs related to government operation were approved, while agriculture and the construction trades were not included. So, the leaders of the state legislature have no one to blame but themselves when they run for election again and I hope they are duly replaced with new blood.
As for the other big state, California, well, she's Blue so I can just imagine the folly of their ways is catching up with them and today we learned that they now have a huge daily count of ten thousand new infections on the most recent reporting day. But if the Golden State finds as other localities do, that the new cases are less severe and impact the same younger population as those discussed above, they shouldn't be a force for long term closure unless the Governor just doesn't want business to return. So, there you have it in a nutshell. Might I suggest that we all tune out Stelter and his CNN ilk and look for real information that will provide the truth about what is going on. The truth will set us free, while the falsehoods will just give us a big, fat Depression. Something to think about as we try to have a good summer and as we plan to prepare to vote come November.