The Coronavirus Crisis: Additional Reading and Resources
State & Local
Abbott put politics before science, and Texas is paying the price, San Antonio Express-News, June 26, 2020
The Coronavirus Surge That Texas Could Have Seen Coming, the New Yorker, June 26, 2020. In the weeks leading up to the state’s reopening, there were plenty of signs, but not the will to read them.
Gov. Abbott calls coronavirus surge ’unacceptable,’ urges Texans to wear masks in public, San Antonio Express-News, June 22, 2020. “As other states continue to see their cases dwindle, Texas is skyrocketing because of Gov. Abbott’s weak leadership and botched reopening of the state.”
As Problems Grow With Abbott’s Fast COVID Test, FDA Standards Are Under Fire, Kaiser Health News, June 22, 2020
Request for an opinion regarding facial covering mandates in courtrooms, courthouses and other county buildings during the COVID-19 disaster, County Attorney, Harris County, Texas, to the Attorney General of Texas, June 12, 2020. This is a request from Harris County to the Texas Attorney General for an opinion regarding facial covering mandates in courtrooms, courthouses and other county buildings during the COVID-19 disaster. It is a useful summary of the confusion created by the weak guidance issued by the governor for general management of the virus in public.