Health & Environment, Politics

Texas Governor Bans All Injection Mandates

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order on Wednesday barring any state or local mandates requiring people to be vaccinated against COVID, before calling on Texas legislators to vote it into law during the ongoing special legislative session.

The order was intended to fill a loophole, since he previously banned vaccination requirements for jabs under emergency use authorization. He also banned state and local mask mandates…

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

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