When the NBA season started, fans in Dallas, TX, were shocked to find out they would have to provide vaccine information to attend a Mavericks game.
The options were to have proof of a negative test or a vaccination card.
Beginning November 15, that will no longer be the case, and the liberal horde did not take the news very well.
When Mark Cuban made the initial announcement, I was actually a bit stunned.
I am a season ticket holder for the Dallas Stars, who share American Airlines Arena with the Mavericks, and no such mandate was in place for the Stars.
You do have to wear a mask to get into the arena, but no proof of vaccine and no more health checks as there were during last season.
However, Cuban has bent the knee in that regard to the point he even threatened employees who did not want to get the jab.
Texas has pretty much passed through its “flu” season, and COVID numbers are now waning, so Cuban sees no need to continue the policy.
When he announced it on Twitter, well, let’s just say the pushback was significant…
Mavs to lift COVID-19 vaccine, testing requirements for fans beginning Nov. 15 https://t.co/cZMdcBZZMl
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) November 1, 2021
Cuban was accused of being a fraud, folding for the sake of money, and disregarding the science, but he is actually following the science here.
Texas was one of the hardest-hit states in the country in terms of infections, yet it still ranks among the lowest in vaccination rates.
Even so, states like California, Pennsylvania, and New York are now far higher than Texas in terms of new cases, which go to the state of natural immunity Texans are now experiencing, something the government fails to consider.
As far as money over science, that is far from the case, as the Mavericks have had a full house just about every night, so Cuban does not need to lift the mandate to get more people into the stands.