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Is the Texas COVID-19 'Spike' Fake News?

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El Paso Copes With State's Spike In Coronavirus Cases. Signs are posted at the entrance to a beer bar, on July 1, 2020. As coronavirus cases have surged in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott has paused the state's reopening plan. (Cengiz Yar/Getty Images)

By Wednesday, 08 July 2020 10:18 AM Current | Bio | Archive

On July 2nd, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order mandating the wearing of face masks across the state, whether indoors or outdoors, when six feet cannot be maintained between people. In the governor’s decree, he cited a rise in COVID-19 cases, a rise in test positivity, and a rise in hospitalizations as justification to force people to cover their faces in public.

The move is not only a violation of the civil liberties of all Texans.

Abbott may have based his executive order on inaccurate information about a "rise" in COVID-19 cases due to the Texas State Department of Health Services changing the definition of what constitutes a "COVID Case."

Thanks goes to Collin County Judge Chris Hill for blowing the whistle on what appears to be a move in mid-May to redefine what was a "COVID" case to open the door to a massive increase — all to match the mainstream media line that a "second wave" was on the way.

In a Commissioners Court hearing for Collin County on May 18, it was revealed that while previously the determination of a COVID "case" was a confirmed test result, the definition was suddenly changed to count "probable" cases as "cases." At the same time, the threshold for determining "probable" was lowered to a ridiculous level.

As Judge Hill said at that May 18 meeting, "If you have a subjective fever and you have a headache and you live in Collin County, you now meet the qualifications to be a probable COVID patient. It is remarkable how low the standard is now."

Even worse, once a "probable" case was determined based on possibly unrelated subjective criteria, up to 15 people in possible contact with that "probable" case were also listed as "probable cases." And "probable cases" were considered cases.

Repeat that farce across Texas and is it any wonder there was a "spike" in "cases"?

Also, Gov. Abbott’s claim that hospitals were being over-run by COVID patients was refuted by the Houston hospital directors themselves, who said they were nowhere near actual capacity and in fact were about the same level as they were last year.

The basis for Abbott’s unconstitutional "executive order" has been shown to be false.

Will he admit his mistake?

It's encouraging to see so many local and county officials across Texas announcing they will refuse to enforce Gov. Abbott’s unconstitutional face mask order.

Thankfully the spirit of freedom and love of liberty is still alive in Texas.

The "second wave" is driven by propaganda.

Across the country, COVID testing increased from about 150,000 to more than 700,000 per day. You can’t drive through Houston without seeing a flurry of signs advertising "Free Covid test! Results in 15 minutes!"

Last week Reuters reported that tests shipped around the country by the federal government were contaminated.

Deaths from coronavirus — even the deaths "with" coronavirus rather than deaths "from" coronavirus — are down more than 90% since the peak in April. The decline in deaths continues. That means we are closer to the "herd immunity" that will finally kill this virus.

Yet Gov. Abbott and others across the country see this as a reason to lock the country back down.

Ron Paul is a physician, author, and former Republican congressman. Paul also is a two-time Republican presidential candidate, and the presidential nominee of the Libertarian Party in the 1988 U.S. presidential election. His latest book is "Swords into Plowshares." Read Ron Paul's Reports — More Here.

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