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NBA: San Antonio coach deems "aberrant" the end of wearing the compulsory mask in Texas

2021-03-03T11:16:21.664Z

LE SCAN SPORT - Gregg Popovich has lambasted the decision of the Republican governor of Texas to abandon compulsory wear in his state.



"Aberrant" and "ridiculous": this is how Gregg Popovich, the coach of the NBA team of the San Antonio Spurs, called Tuesday the decision of the Republican governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, to lift the obligation of the port of the mask and the total reopening of shops.

“When it comes to the players, we listen to the NBA, not the governor.

It is an absurd decision.

It puts a lot of companies in a tough spot, I think.

They try to do a good job keeping everyone safe, of course they want to open.

But getting rid of the masks is simply ignorance, ”said Popovich on the sidelines of the match won by his team against New York (119-93).

"We should be immediately satisfied and act as if the pandemic is over?"

We've been through this once before, and are we going to do it again?

When you go to these restaurants, you take off your masks anyway when you eat.

So how difficult is it (to keep it)? ”

"We should be immediately satisfied and act as if the pandemic is over?"

We've been through this once before, and are we going to do it again?

When you go to these restaurants, you take off your masks anyway when you eat.

So, how difficult is it (to keep it)? ”He objected again.

“We can think that there will be other infections.

All of a sudden, we pretend it's over, when science tells us otherwise, and we say: "if you are infected, you will die, that's how it is, you have to reopen".

This is not the way to do it.

It's really ridiculous, ”concluded the 72-year-old coach who was vaccinated against Covid.

Texas convinced of having "the means to protect" its population

On Tuesday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott justified his decision by saying that the second most populous state in the United States had "the means to protect" its population from the coronavirus.

"From next Wednesday, all businesses of any type can open at 100% of their capacity", he declared in a decree which "puts an end to the compulsory wearing of the mask in the whole State" in place since July 2020. "Thanks to medical advances in vaccines and antibody treatments, Texas now has the means to protect Texans from the virus," he insisted.

On Monday, the director of the Centers for the Prevention and Fight against Diseases (CDC), the country's main federal public health agency, warned against any slackening, especially on wearing a mask.

Nearly 44,000 people have died from Covid-19 in Texas since the start of the epidemic, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

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