I’ll listen to the scientists and I’ll empower them,” Joe Biden from Scranton, PA said
“To be effective, the lockdown has to be as comprehensive and strict as possible.” Osterholm [who] was appointed to Biden’s 12-member Covid “advisory board” on Monday.
1 day ago Dr. Michael Osterholm, a coronavirus advisor to President-elect Joe Biden, said a nationwide lockdown would help bring the virus under control in the U.S. He said the government could borrow …
He said the government could borrow enough money to pay for a package that would cover lost income for individuals and governments during a shutdown.
“We could pay for a package right now to cover all of the wages, lost wages for individual workers, for losses to small companies, to medium-sized companies or city, state, county governments. We could do all of that,” he said. “If we did that, then we could lock down for four to six weeks.”
“The problem with the March-to-May lockdown was that it was not uniformly stringent across the country. For example, Minnesota deemed 78 percent of its workers essential,” they wrote in The New York Times. “To be effective, the lockdown has to be as comprehensive and strict as possible.”