Biden COVID Adviser: 4-6 Week Lockdown Could Help Pandemic And Economy


Dr. Michael Osterholm, a coronavirus advisor to President-elect Joe Biden, says a 4 to 6 week lockdown could help control the pandemic and revive the economy.

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..

You read that right. Shutting down businesses will help our economy.

Osterholm also said that people are getting “pandemic fatigue” and are tired of social distancing and wearing masks so this could be leading toward “COVID Hell”.

He also said that because colder weather is coming and driving people to stay indoors, there could be a surge in cases.

That seems odd, though. All summer they recommended people not go to parks or lakes, and virtually cut off all outdoor activities. In some instances, police even arrested parents for letting their kids play outside.

Nonetheless, Osterholm says if we just spend some more money then we can have a lockdown.

“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.”

He also says that the problem with the months long lockdown is that it wasn't "stringent enough".

“To be effective, the lockdown has to be as comprehensive and strict as possible.”

Here's the other problem with his plan:

We've seen this before. "15 days to slow the spread" turned into "flatten the curve" that turned into "no new cases" that turned into "don't get excited just because we've flattened the curve".

15 days also turned into many months. Here, in Texas, we still have a mask mandate, and nobody really seems to know why.

Osterholm says a 4 to 6 week lockdown "could" do it. Then he says it could help until we get a vaccine approved and distributed, which Osterholm estimates around the 1st or 2nd quarter of 2021.

So much for "build back better" and a positive outlook on the future.

I have a feeling another mandatory lockdown isn't going to send this country into recovery, but do the exact opposite.

Read more at cnbc.com.

 

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40 thoughts on “Biden COVID Adviser: 4-6 Week Lockdown Could Help Pandemic And Economy”

  1. Biden shows me nothing. I think it’s only right if the president-elect is blamed for the surge in new cases of the COVID pandemic. How can anyone believe a 4 to 6 week lockdown will help our economy? Our economy and un-employment numbers were great with President Trump and the democrats don’t have a clue.

      1. You tell em DawnieR. Until the election commission elects a President it’s up in the air. Georgia is doing a full recount, audit with Mich and Penn with the whistleblowers coming out about Fraud they have witnessed and Wisconsin, AZ also in the mix for a swing to Trump. Currently the count is 234 to 224 Biden.

  2. We have suffered enough. The original lockdown in March/April was a viable measure to allow us, as a nation, to assess the entire situation and get our needs in order. Then we eased up where we could and people did what they could to comply. But another lockdown IS NOT what we need. People need to get back to work! They need to know that they can work safely and not get sick while providing for their families. Biden and his “health” advisor want the people of America to submit their will. It is a clear step towards martial law and socialism. I don’t buy their reasons.

  3. “I have a feeling another mandatory lockdown isn’t going to send this country into recovery, but do the exact opposite.”
    That’s what it is INTENDED TO DO….the faster the basturdcrats can bankrupt the country, THE BETTER….desperate people are MUCH EASIER to control….THEY INTEND TO CONQUER THIS COUNTRY AND TURN IT INTO A HELL-HOLE LIKE VENEZUELA…WITH THEM IN CONTROL !!!

    PROVE ME WRONG…..ANYBODY ???

    1. The people voted for dementia Joe so hopefully he won’t ruin our country before we can re-elect someone who knows what they’re doing. The media loves to criticize Trump, but we enjoyed his four years as far as our financial stability.

  4. You know what’s making the virus …. that has a 97 percent survival rate worse ??? Guessing. Shutdowns don’t work . We tried that . Dish out the vaccine . And the reason it is spreading ? Those filthy mask thrown all over sidewalks and sitting in your car being re used a thousand times.

    1. You are right about those masks. My 93 year old dad wears the same old mask and even is mandated to wear one time use gloves at his state owned facility- of course, he reuses both over and over. He is very forgetful and you can tell him to use new masks and gloves, but he forgets this after 5 minutes. I want our president re-elected!!!!!!

  5. HOW is a 4-6 weeks LOCKDOWN going to revive the economy? How many businesses went out of Business last time they locked down? Are the police going to be out in force arresting those who go out or not wearing a mask? Someone has NOT thought this thru!!

  6. Mark it down, the Devil is in the Details! He is prompting our govt etc to do what they are doing! (They think they are coming up w/these thoughts) I say this w/Bible (KJV Bible) TRUTH! According to 2 Corinthians 4:4/Ephesians 2:2 KJV Satan is “the god” of this world, and the systems of this world (i.e. Financial, Political, Govt’s and all wordly systems) I will back this all up w/this: According to Matt 4:8-10 KJV Jesus Christ, Himself, by what HE said and did, acknowledged that Satan was in charge of the above systems of this world! So, Satan, is “the god” of this world and the “prince of the power of the air” That will be “the MEDIA!” GOT IT! Satan is causing these people to do what they do to destroy this world/nation! “SCRIPTURE” is being fulfilled right before our eyes! READ Daniel and Revelation!!

  7. If they had been honest that the vaccine was imminent, like Trump said. Instead of spreading false news of 3rd quarter 2021 folks would have sucked it up for 4 more months. This surge is on the “president elect” hands.

  8. NOT… NOT… NOT… President-Elect… once again the lame-street media delivers misinformation. Shut down, helping the economy???? That’s like saying, “If I quit my job and have no income, it will help my household budget”. Shut down means no tax revenue, means devastation to our nation’s economy.

  9. Of all the hypocritical statements ever made, like Biden this is the most ridiculous ideas to control the virus. Not qualified to be an economist or a physician making suggestion he appears to know nothing about,

  10. Aside from destroying our economy… which bank account will we be paying for all the lost wages and business income from? Oh that’s right, the grandkids’. Unless the virus is completely eradicated from the earth during that 4-6 weeks, it will spike again. The only other solution is a vaccine/cure which is to be available before Biden would take office thanks to operation warp speed. So even though Trump supposedly botched everything Covid, the solution is in the works.

  11. Where are all of the bright, brave hard-working high achievers and leaders who made our Nation what it was???

    Perhaps, more importantly, who silenced, discouraged, and drove them away???

  12. Moronians want to finish destroying the economy so they can implement their socialistic planned guberment..
    This action will fester more violence and anarchy. It can not improve the economy..

  13. Found out that my election vote was not counted in Erie, Pa. It was never put into the system. I wonder how much other voter fraud went on throughout the nation.

  14. This guy may be a medical expert but he has no idea about economics!! Our President Trump was able to minimize the Recession from the Lockdown in the Spring but if we have another one in Jan ‘21 all bets are off and we can’t get enough vaccines fast enough to protect people. Everybody is already so exhausted and some have lost hope altogether! Dr Emanuel, brother of Rahm, is also on the task force and he has stated that people shouldn’t live past 75 so we shouldn’t protect the most vulnerable?? These people are getting dangerous with their feckless ideas!!

  15. it’s still a puzzled as to how this man was ever elected president. I hope the four years go by quickly and he stays in good health, besides his dementia of course, because Kamala will be 10 times worse. She is a danger to society. A shut down again will kill our economy. There are plenty of safe ways to stay open.