Wa Examiner: Joe Biden would follow the lead of other countries and advise governors, if he were president, to lock down their states to stop the spread of the coronavirus in the United States.
“For the time being, I would. Yes,” Biden told CNN during a town hall.
The likely 2020 Democratic nominee and two-term vice president said he had seen data suggesting stay-at-home orders should stay in place until May 31 or into June but added, “Nobody knows for certain.”
President Trump has come under fire for suggesting the country should relax its social distancing guidelines at the end of its 15-day trial, set to conclude on Monday. The president has expressed concern “the cure” can’t be worse than the “problem,” given the likelihood that extended business shutdowns due to the COVID-19 outbreak will lead to a recession.
Biden on Friday night said it was “a false choice” for Trump to believe he needed to pick between public health and the economy. He also called for a rent freeze and forgiveness program “for at least the next three months.” read more