No More NASAWatch Tweets About NASA and COVID-19

Keith's note:
Last night I tweeted a link to this update about mask issues at JSC and Michoud. Shortly thereafter Twitter started to "shadow ban" @NASAWatch i.e. limit the account's visibility. The only way to get out of this situation is to not tweet from @NASAWatch for a few days - perhaps a week. As such, to prevent this from happening again, I will no longer be able to tweet anything about the pandemic or NASA's response to it. It is good that Twitter seeks to get rid of fake news and inaccurate information about the pandemic but they have gone overboard in this situation by silencing actual news about an effort by JSC to keep their people safe.

9 March Reader update: "Today during a JSC 'townhall' the center management said to disregard the Governor's direction and wear masks, maintain reduced workplace capacity at about 30%, and maintain physical distancing. Also, they said to try and get vaccines from other local sources and not from the center as center capabilities are limited. And they said all of this while wearing masks."

Gov. Greg Abbott says it is now time to open Texas 100%, end statewide mask mandate, Dallas Morning News

"Texans will no longer be required to wear a face mask in public and all businesses can open at full capacity starting next week, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday. The Republican made the sweeping move -- on Texas Independence Day -- even as public health officials say restrictions are still critical to control the pandemic, which has killed more than 42,500 Texans."

Mississippi governor rolls back COVID-19 restrictions, WJTV

"Today, I signed what I expect will be one of my last executive orders regarding COVID-19. Our hospitalizations have plummeted, and our case numbers have fallen dramatically as well. In fact, our case numbers have fallen to the point where no county meets the original criteria for a mask mandate," said Reeves"

Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing, White House

"Accordingly, to protect the Federal workforce and individuals interacting with the Federal workforce, and to ensure the continuity of Government services and activities, on-duty or on-site Federal employees, on-site Federal contractors, and other individuals in Federal buildings and on Federal lands should all wear masks, maintain physical distance, and adhere to other public health measures, as provided in CDC guidelines."

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