Biden’s coronavirus advisor calls for 6-week lockdown

President-elect Joe Biden’s coronavirus advisor calls for a 6-week total lockdown as cases continue to soar

On a sad day for the United States, where the country saw its highest ever number of coronavirus cases, Joe Biden’s expert advisor has recommended a national 6-week lockdown. Dr Michael Osterholm, an adviser to the president-elect, said on Wednesday, November 11, that the United States is headed toward “Covid hell” as the cases topped 145,000.

Dr Osterholm, who is the director of the Center of Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, said on Wednesday that a longer, stricter lockdown, like in Australia and New Zealand, could have a real impact on curbing the spread of the virus once and for all, and that the economy could begin to recover while a vaccine was being rolled out.

“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,” Dr Osterholm said.


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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.


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