Conservatives in the Lone Star State are urging their fellow Texans not to panic after reports our state's hospitals are overwhelmed.
If you were to listen to the mainstream media, you'd think Texas is on the brink of collapse. It’s true COVID-19 is a deadly virus. However, what you probably don’t know is 10,000 Texans died just two years ago during the 2017-2018 flu season. By comparison, COVID-19 has killed about 3,300. State Senator Paul Bettencourt says Texas hospitals are dealing with an influx, but are not out of beds.
“We’ve got 10,000 plus patients in the hospital, and it looks like we’re stabilizing at that high number. But by every measurement I understand as a state senator, we have at least 10,000 more hospital beds to go,” Bettencourt said.
Bettencourt adds the media exaggerated the COVID-19 threat, saying millions of Americans would die. One reason for the excessive media coverage is because of the rapid spread of COVID-19 from china, to Europe, and America.