It looks like we might not be out of the woods yet as far as nationwide lockdowns are concerned. On Wednesday, one of Vice President Joe Biden’s new coronavirus task force doctors floated the idea of closing up shop again for 4-6 weeks.
Dr. Michael Osterholm was discussing the COVID-19 pandemic in an interview with Yahoo Finance when he made a statement about another shutdown.
“We could pay for a package right now to cover all of the lost wages for individual workers or losses from small companies to medium size companies,” Osterholm said. “If we did that, then we could lockdown for 4 to 6 weeks.”
One of Biden's new coronavirus task force doctors floating the idea of a 4-6 week lockdown:
“We could pay for a package right now to cover all of the lost wages for individual workers … if we did that, then we could lockdown for 4 to 6 weeks."pic.twitter.com/zNmuQvPpIJ
— Zack Guzman (@zGuz) November 11, 2020
This news isn’t going to be popular, but it should have been expected. President Donald Trump mentioned on multiple occasions that Biden’s team would push for more shutdowns, and it looks like he was right.
“This election is a choice between a Trump boom and a Biden lockdown,” Trump said while holding a rally in Arizona in the days leading up to Nov. 3.
Spikes in coronavirus cases have been taking place all over the country in recent weeks. In fact, several prominent college football games have been canceled or postponed as a result of new cases, contact tracing and quarantine protocols.
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