Texas governor issues order banning local vaccine mandates

  

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Via:  tessylo  •  3 weeks ago  •  17 comments

By:   Terry Wallace, AP

Texas governor issues order banning local vaccine mandates

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Texas governor issues order banning local vaccine mandates






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FILE - In this June 8, 2021, file photo, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at a news conference in Austin, Texas. Abbott tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021, according to his office, who said he is in good health and experiencing no symptoms. Abbott, who was vaccinated in 2020, was isolating in the governor's mansion in Austin and receiving monoclonal antibody treatment, spokesman Mark Miner said in a statement. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)







TERRY WALLACE

Wed, August 25, 2021, 6:47 PM





Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order on Wednesday banning any state or local mandates requiring people to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and he called on Texas legislators to vote it into law during their current special session.




The move came as Texas reported the most COVID-19 patients in its hospitals since the pandemic began.

Abbott issued his ban in an executive order to fill a loophole left by the full authorization of the Pfizer vaccine. He had previously banned the requirement of vaccinations   under emergency use authorizations . He also has banned   state and local government mandates for wearing masks .

“Vaccine requirements and exemptions have historically been determined by the Legislature, and their involvement is particularly important to avoid a patchwork of vaccine mandates across Texas,” Abbott said on the governor's office   website .     

Nine counties, dozens of school districts and the city of El Paso have defied the Abbott mask mandate ban , and some of the state's most populous counties have  asked for court orders to overturn or block enforcement of the ban . On Wednesday, Dallas County became the latest to obtain a  court order  blocking enforcement.

“Although this is an important victory, it’s really not a victory against a person or an entity,” Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, the county's leading elected official, said at a news conference. “It’s a victory for humans who live in Dallas County against the virus.”

A new wave of COVID-19 cases has been sweeping the state, fueled by the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus, prompting the wave of defiance of the Abbott order. 

The Texas Supreme Court has   declined   to block restraining orders against Abbott’s mask mandate ban. Also, the Texas Education Agency has, for now,   suspended enforcement   of the mask mandate ban in the state’s public school systems.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported 79% of the 85,874 Texas intensive-care unit beds are full, about 30% of them with COVID-19 cases. Overall COVID-19 hospitalizations were a record 14,255 Wednesday, beating   the Jan. 11 record   of 14,218 reported by the Texas Department of State Health Services.






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Tessylo
Professor Principal
1  seeder  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

WTF?

Abbott in Texas and Death Santis in Florida have a lot of deaths on their hands.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2  seeder  Tessylo    3 weeks ago
"Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order on Wednesday banning any state or local mandates requiring people to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and he called on Texas legislators to vote it into law during their current special session.

The move came as Texas reported the most COVID-19 patients in its hospitals since the pandemic began."

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
3  JBB    3 weeks ago

Texans suffering additional losses thanks to Abbott! 

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
3.1  Ozzwald  replied to  JBB @3    3 weeks ago

Texans suffering additional losses thanks to Abbott! 

Desantis and Abbott seem to idolize the same person.

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Merry Christmas!!!!

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
Professor Principal
4  Hal A. Lujah    3 weeks ago

Sounds pretty vague.  Traditional antivax morons will probably see this as an opening to eliminate all vaccine requirements across the board as a condition of receiving a public education.  Maybe we do need to build a long border wall - to protect the rest of the country from Texas.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
5  Kavika     3 weeks ago

Between Abbott and Desantis they are doing there best to cull the herd.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
6  seeder  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

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Trout Giggles
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7  Trout Giggles    3 weeks ago

Wait until he tries to keep private enterprise from requiring their employees to be vaxxed.

 
 
 
Snuffy
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7.1  Snuffy  replied to  Trout Giggles @7    3 weeks ago

Not sure that he can do that. SOTUS has recently stated that businesses can mandate a vaccine requirement on it's employees as a factor of continued employment so if he tries i would imagine that the business can easily take him to court over it and win.  I also think that cities can take him to court over this EO also as SOTUS has affirmed that states AND CITIES can mandate vaccines for their citizens. 

So I really think this is not a winner for him and any court case would easily be ruled against his EO.

And just let me toss in,  I really hate any government mandates. Guess there's too much Libertarian in my blood...  

 
 
 
Tessylo
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8  seeder  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

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Tessylo
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9  seeder  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

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exexpatnowinTX
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10  exexpatnowinTX    3 weeks ago

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freepress
Freshman Silent
11  freepress    3 weeks ago

These right wing extremist governors are going to end up turning their state blue just by the loss of life among their own voting base. These governors seem to think even if they lose thousands of people to Covid which will affect their voting numbers that they can still outrun the loss of life with Corporate donations funding their terrible policies and that they can gerrymander their way to keeping their seat in spite of the loss of lives among their own base. I don't think this is going to work out for them they way they think it will. Too many heartbroken people across the country who lose their dearest loved ones are going to eventually give up the talking points and put the blame where it truly belongs; against the politicians who played god with their lives to score political points.

 
 
 
Moose Knuckle
Freshman Guide
12  Moose Knuckle    3 weeks ago

The vaccine won't stop the Delta, won't stop you from transmitting it, won't stop you from getting it. Vaccine passports seem kind of silly.

 
 
 
exexpatnowinTX
Freshman Guide
12.1  exexpatnowinTX  replied to  Moose Knuckle @12    3 weeks ago
Vaccine passports seem kind of silly.

But it makes the brain dead giddy with controlling joy.

I don't understand how they think a vaccine passport, a useless mask or even the vaccine itself which is proving less and less effective against a mutating virus will succeed at anything other than being a control factor for the fearful.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
12.1.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  exexpatnowinTX @12.1    3 weeks ago

It appears the ignorant shitheads are fearful of the truth.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
12.2  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Moose Knuckle @12    3 weeks ago

Why spread those lies?

 
 
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