Governmental meetings are typically boring affairs. But when that meeting details how COVID-19 cases are actually being defined, things become way more interesting.
A vital part of the TNM’s work involves government accountability and transparency. For Texas to achieve and maintain political, cultural, and economic independence, we have to strive for the best government we can get right here at home.
As part of that effort, we were introduced to a video of the Collin County Commissioners Court meeting from May. While most of the meeting contained otherwise mundane details that go along with running a county, it was one section about the county’s COVID-19 response that left us speechless.
Have you ever stopped to think about how the federal government, the State of Texas, and other local agencies actually define a COVID-19 “case”? To every common person in Texas, it seems to be a simple matter. Either you have it, or you don’t. If you’re in government, it’s not as simple as that.
In the video, you will watch the commissioners receive a briefing on the updated definitions and the revised federal and state guidelines for officially labeling an individual as a COVID-19 case.
Since we released the video on social media, the mainstream media and government officials have been silent on this information.
Watch the video below. It’s long, but in the first 7 to 10 minutes you’ll get the idea and you’ll likely have questions of your own. Share it with your friends and see if they have the same questions.