Since Republican states removed coronavirus restrictions before Democrat states, joblessness as a result of the lockdowns is 60% higher in Democrat states. The Blue states also contain the most coronavirus deaths per-capita than the Red States.
Joe Biden’s coronavirus advisor Dr. Michael Osterholm, said that a nationwide lockdown would bring the virus outbreak under control in the United States.
Shutting down businesses and paying people for lost wages for 4-6 weeks could control the pandemic and revive the economy until a vaccine is approved and distributed, said Biden coronavirus advisor Dr. Michael Osterholm. https://t.co/SODSmHpcDt
— CNBC Politics (@CNBCPolitics) November 11, 2020
“Shutting down businesses and paying people for lost wages for four to six weeks could help keep the coronavirus pandemic in check and get the economy on track until a vaccine is approved and distributed, said Dr. Michael Osterholm, a coronavirus advisor to Joe Biden.
Osterholm, who serves as director of the Center of Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, said earlier this week that the country is headed toward “Covid hell.” Cases are rising as more people grow tired of wearing masks and social distancing, suffering from so-called “pandemic fatigue,” he said Wednesday. Colder weather is also driving people indoors where the virus can spread more easily.
A nationwide lockdown would drive the number of new cases and hospitalizations down to manageable levels while the world awaits a vaccine, he told Yahoo Finance on Wednesday.
“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 lockdown for four-to-six week.”
One of Biden’s Covid task force members, Dr. Michael Osterholm (@mtosterholm) pitches a national lockdown, falsely claims we’d be following Japan’s lead.
“We need to lock down to drive this infection level to a place where we can actually control it.” pic.twitter.com/MOoKyQUylf
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) November 10, 2020
A coronavirus lockdown is not wanted by the majority of Americans, this decision is likely to hurt the potential Biden presidency. The economy would likely take a massive knock from a strict lockdown, the most affected being small businesses and medium-income families.
A reporter on Bongino.com cited a great point:
“Osterholm somehow isn’t even Biden’s craziest coronavirus adviser. Biden picked Rick Bright, who was fired by the Trump administration for incompetence, to join the task force.
Also on the team is Dr. Ezekiel Emmanuel, who doesn’t believe that life is worth living beyond age 75. That’s an “interesting” perspective in light of the fact that the average person who dies of coronavirus is older than 75, and because it implies Emmanuel believes that Biden should’ve died two years ago.”