Dr. Michael Osterholm, a coronavirus advisor to media-selected President-elect Joe Biden, believes that a draconian lockdown would help carry us into a COVID vaccine distribution period. Osterholm currently serves as Center of Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. He believes the public has “pandemic fatigue” and clearly suggest a transition in power gives leverage to increasing such fatigue, angst, depression, and poverty.
“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.”
Osterholm also believes that a lengthy, hardcore lockdown will help control COVID “like they did in New Zealand and Australia.”
Osterholm is one of Biden’s 12 advisors on the Coronavirus board. Others include former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner David Kessler, as well as Trump whistleblower Dr. Rick Bright.
There’s a lot of government in our lives right now, and more to come if the media’s selection of Joe Biden stands. Yesterday we learned that Ticketmaster is working on a way to verify your COVID vaccine status at point of sale. They believe they can work with your healthcare provider for access.
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