Governor says Texas is 'very close' to herd immunity. Health experts disagree

AUSTIN, Texas — Gov. Greg Abbott said Texas is "very close" to reaching herd immunity, an assessment that runs counter to recent comments by health experts and his own medical adviser. Speaking to Fox News on Sunday, Abbott touted the state's relatively low COVID-19 numbers. After dropping below 3,000 hospitalizations statewide on March 31 for the first time since June 17, the number of hospitalizations has hovered just above 2,800. "We absolutely are not declaring victory at this time," he said when asked about how numbers remain low despite his decision last month to lift the statewide mask ...