GOP Rep. Will Hurd On How The U.S. Is Doing On COVID-19

An excerpt from Galen Druke’s recent conversation with Congressman Will Hurd of Texas on the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast.
1:27 | 07/31/20

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We're having debates on whether you should he wearing a mask and a Wear a mask. I like the mask you know is is protect yourself but also is the pact protect the people around you so. Why are we why are we debating that this debate are at an end fights around whether schools should open and not. We shouldn't be debating we should we talk about how we work together. In order to six to exceed. CDC guidelines on opening schools not whether or not it should. Happen and so so yes there's there's all kinds that this all kinds of problems and I'm always trying to work with these these folks that deal with the problem as it is right now. And and we couldn't handle we couldn't handle I think a third I know in Texas. A third of the tests of corona virus have been in in nursing homes. That's outrageous. And also in prisons and so we couldn't handle this in nursing homes and prisons. How are we going to be handle it in and then in an educational. In an environment where it it is even more chaotic than those other places so so we we have we have a long way to go and guess what this is this is a marathon this is not a sprint. We're going to be in this. Probably until at least cutesy look of the next year. And and so so yes so so we need that we week this week we're not out of woods. This could potentially get worse and where battling and fighting some of these some of these though the wrong battles when we should be working together to try to sell these bombs and have good health health sources.

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