President Joe Biden called Texas’ decision to go back to business and get rid of masks “Neanderthal thinking.” That was almost three months ago.
Since then, Texas’ COVID-19 numbers have only plummeted. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott relayed the latest good news on Sunday.
As Abbott wrote in a Tweet, Texas reported zero COVID deaths on Sunday, the only time that’s happened since data began to be tracked more than a year ago (March 2020). Along with that, Texas experienced the fewest COVID cases in more than 13 months, its lowest positivity rate ever, and its lowest hospitalizations since April 2020.
Given this news, OutKick founder Clay Travis — remembering what Biden said of Texas — had a little fun at the president’s expense.
In the event all that’s not enough, Texas and Mississippi each had their lowest COVID rates in one year soon after dropping their mask mandates and opening to 100% capacity, per reports.
Neanderthal thinking? Yeah, maybe the guy who opened up the state isn’t really the one with the primate brain in this story.