Texas DSHS reported 1,801 new cases on the 16th, which is the single-day largest number of new cases since the pandemic started.
It's one thing to say "Look, I get that the number of cases is increasing, but we have to weigh that against the economic deterioration that the shutdown is causing, and figure out a way to strike a balance".
But it's another to go "The thousands of medical professionals out there whose job it is to track these things are all lying to you and are in cahoots with the Deep State to usurp our freedoms, so as my personal protest I'm going to pretend like nothing bad in the world is happening at all, and whoever that happens to kill or ruin the life of is not my problem, because every man for himself".
We've been under forced lock down long enough to see the other side of this. We're seeing less and less cases every day, despite the liberal hospitals in Austin trying to make us accept a different narrative. If you're so damn scared, then keep hiding under your blanket every day and let your job fire you. Me, I'm with the rest of the proud Texans who won't be scared of something we can't see. The time for cowering is over. Now it's time to save the economy and continue keeping this country great.