Dr. Michael Osterholm, a COVID adviser for Joe Biden, called for a four- to six-week national lockdown to help drive down infection numbers.
“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 lock down for four to six weeks.”
“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.”
In other words, extend the pain for Americans as long as possible until Biden rides in like a knight in shining armor.