In news that makes absolutely no FN sense Joe Biden’s Covid Csar says a new lockdown of 4 to 6 weeks would help control the pandemic and revive the economy. How in the blue hell would a new lockdown revive the economy?
Dr. Michael Osterholm, a coronavirus advisor to the self appointed 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 enough money to pay for a package that would cover lost income for individuals and governments during a shutdown.
“We could really watch ourselves cruising into the vaccine availability in the first and second quarter of next year while bringing back the economy long before that,” he said.
The Csar continued…
“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 weeks.”
Wait what? That doesn’t even make any sense. Who are we borrowing that money from? Why would we let a medical person tell us how to run the economy?
Osterholm on Wednesday referenced an August op-ed he wrote with Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari in which the two argued for more restrictive and uniform lockdowns across the nation.
“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.”
Read that last line America? Can we get a massive kiss our asses and no thank you?
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