Texas Republican Consultant Louis Gohmert, eschewed science and the suggestions of well being specialists when requested why he doesn’t put on a masks when on the Home ground to forestall an infection from coronavirus.
“I don’t have the coronavirus, seems as of yesterday I’ve by no means had it. But when I get it, you’ll by no means see me and not using a masks,” he told CNN.
When members of the press reminded Gohmert of the likelihood that asymptomatic people might unfold the virus, he mentioned, “However I maintain being examined and I don’t have it. So I’m not afraid of you, but when I get it I’ll put on a masks.”
Gohmert didn’t reply when requested when was the final time he was examined.
Gohmert’s remarks come as Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) ordered bars to close their doorways and positioned new restrictions on different companies because the state offers with a spike in coronavirus circumstances. Texas has recorded greater than 5,000 new cases of the virus as we speak alone. At the very least 2,366 folks have died from the virus in Texas for the reason that pandemic reached the USA.
Hospitalizations are additionally on the rise. Experiences point out that hospitals in Houston are close to or have reached capability; hospitals are working to accommodate extra sufferers amid the surge of latest infections.
Regardless of this, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has struck down options of one other shelter-in-place order.
“Going again to a lockdown, that must be one thing catastrophic and we don’t see that sooner or later,” he told Fox Information earlier as we speak.