‘And then, boom’: Outbreak shows shaky ground as Texas opens
Barely a week ago, rural Lamar County could make a pretty good argument for Texas’ reopening on Friday. Then an outbreak at a nursing home turned up over the weekend.
Now at least 65 people are infected, and everything has changed. A courier drove 11 hours through the night to pick up testing kits and stores are second-guessing reopening as Lamar County becomes a cautionary tale of the fragility of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s plan to get Texas back in business faster than many states. And on the eve of every retailer, restaurant and movie theater being allowed to let customers back in the door, Texas set a single-day record high for COVID-19 fatalities Thursday with 50.
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