Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Fight the Coronavirus by Paying People 'to Stay Home'

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Fight the Coronavirus by Paying People 'to Stay Home'


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Thursday floated paying people to stay home as a viable option to help fight the Chinese coronavirus.

“To get the virus under control, we need to pay people to stay home,” the New York lawmaker declared:

To get the virus under control, we need to pay people to stay home.

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 19, 2020

Ocasio-Cortez’s suggestion comes as leaders across the country begin to reimpose restrictions as concerns of spikes of the Wuhan virus grow. Some leaders, such as Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D), are discouraging people from engaging in their traditional Thanksgiving plans altogether.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is also advising Americans to refrain from traveling for Thanksgiving to minimize the spread of the Chinese virus.

“The safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving this year is at home with the people in your household,” the CDC’s

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