April 17, 2020
I’m very pleased that Governor Abbott appointed me to this important position and am ready to do all I can to assist my fellow Texans.
As COVID-19 transforms our way of life, it is imperative for us to protect Texans’ health and to do what we can to protect their livelihoods. Texans are getting sick and dying from this virus; Texans are also seriously hurting economically.
Texans worry about paying their bills, they’re turning to food banks and they’re concerned about their futures. As our state moves to help its people, increase economic activity and allow Texans to get back to more normal lives, we must be sure the efforts are based in science.
Basing decisions, including important economic decisions, in sound science is necessary to protect health & protect against a surge or greater spread of COVID-19, which could result in even greater economic damage.