US reopens into Trump’s virus disaster

It’s so horribly predictable. Six weeks ago Texas took the bit in its mouth way too early:

This Friday, Texas will start getting back to work. In an address this afternoon, Governor Greg Abbott announced that his “stay-at-home” order would expire as intended on April 30, 2020. After which he said, “We move forward to safely open Texas for business.”

That means that starting Friday, owners of restaurants, malls, movie theaters and all other retail in the Lone Star state will be cleared to get back to business—with the important proviso that they limit customer occupancy to just 25% of maximum. This is an occupancy rate to which many essential businesses have already been adhering.

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