Florida and Texas, Two States that Account for a Third of COVID Cases
Obviously the facts show that Texans have not actually mastered the safe practices to prevent COVID-19.
Counselor to the President of the United States Jeff Zients was joined by Dr. Fauci and Dr. Walensky, who discussed the nation's current response to the pandemic on August 2 in a White House briefing.
According to the White House briefing on COVID-19, the seven states with the lowest vaccination rates are accounting for more positive COVID-19 cases than those states that are vaccinated.
Of course, Texas is included in that list of seven, along with Florida. The numbers demonstrate that while these states make up only 8.5 percent of the U.S. population, they actually account for more than 17 percent of positive COVID-19 cases. During the briefing it was also revealed that, "one in three cases nationwide occurred in Florida and Texas this past week."
At this time 165 million Americans are fully vaccinated, but there are still approximately 90 million eligible Americans who are unvaccinated. In order to successfully eradicate COVID-19 from the U.S., more Americans need to get vaccinated against it. There has been an increase in vaccination rates in states that have been lagging, but Texas is not one of them.
As of Saturday, the CDC reported the seven-day moving average of daily new COVID-19 cases to be about 72,000 cases per day.
So why are Texans choosing to not get vaccinated?
Is it due to misinformation? Distrust in the executive branch? Perhaps too much trust in politicians like Governor Abbott who claim that Texans have mastered safe practices to prevent COVID-19?
Whatever the reason, it's probably not a good enough one to lose your life or a loved one's life over.