Texas v. Pandemic: How The Lone Star State Litigated COVID

By Katie Buehler (May 13, 2022, 4:48 PM EDT) — Texas established itself as a consistent adversary of the federal government’s control over public health protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic and flexed its muscles on the homefront by actively fighting local government measures it said were overreaches.

The United States in mid-May marked the somber milestone of more than a million people dying from COVID-19, just over two years since the pandemic took hold and uprooted life and business across the globe. Of those, more than 88,000 were Texans. Texas is behind only California in total COVID-19 deaths by state, according to data published by The New York Times.

Texas, led…