The South Texas health system in McAllen, located in the South Texas Rio Grande Valley by the U.S.-Mexico border is experiencing a terrible crisis right now--and has been--with the rate of infections, deaths soaring, while severely lacking in hospital capacity. As with the video above, images coming out of South Texas are horrifying.
The piece below from the McAllen newspaper, The Monitor, provides a good sense of the politics involved. Basically, they're not getting the help they need and are requesting South Texas is becoming another "COVID Chernobyl" (read: Chernobyl, Covid-19 and Trump’s debt to the truth). Just as importantly, government officials in South Texas need authority to issue stay-at-home orders in areas of South Texas and Texas' Governor Abbott isn't allowing them. How can this be?
by Naxiely Lopez-Puente | The Monitor