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As delta variant surges, Abbott keeps vaccines & masks voluntary

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who is facing reelection next year, is "trapped," when it comes to adopting or allowing coronavirus restrictions, said political science fellow Mark Jones. "He realizes that if he were to adopt a more California- or New York state-style policy, there will be considerable blowback from the right wing of the Republican Party." Read his comments in the Austin American-Statesman (subscription required).