Texas ranks 49th in testing. Governor Greg Abbott says our state government is doing everything it can to help fight Covid-19 (except testing??), and reopening businesses in stages, using masks, and practicing social distancing will get us through the pandemic. I'd like to believe him, even if he's a Republican. But I don't, and wouldn't even if he were a Democrat. We'll-Work-Our-Way-Through-This-With-Business-As-Usual. From what I see we're not ready should (if?, when?) this approach fail. Without testing for comparative data, how will we know if our efforts are effective? Where help is most needed? -------------- A bunch of random thoughts. No pretense of solutions. Businesses ordered to remain open. Workers forced to keep working. Workers losing unemployment because their jobs are available again. Workers saying proper safety measures aren't being taken and followed. Companies protected from lawsuits. People taking advantage of the situation. Companies taking advantage of the situation. Profiteering prosecution? Under Trump? Under Republican leadership? Under Democratic leadership? The number of lawsuits that could clog our courts for decades (asbestosis lawsuits started roughly in the mid 1980s, many are active in 2020). The number of deserving plaintiffs who will get lost in the huge number of bandwagon plaintiffs. The number of guilty companies that will be protected by the government and the courts. The number of innocent or marginal involvement companies that will be unfairly punished. The list could go on nearly infinitely.