Biden Coronavirus Adviser Calls National Lockdown ‘Measure Of Last Resort’

Biden Coronavirus Adviser Calls National Lockdown ‘Measure Of Last Resort’

One of President-elect Joe Biden’s top coronavirus advisers said Sunday that implementing a national lockdown would be a “measure of last resort” in a Biden administration.

Dr. Vivek Murthy, who previously served as U.S. Surgeon General between 2014 and 2017, made the comments about a potential national lockdown on “Fox News Sunday,” according to CNBC. Murthy is one of three co-chairs who were named to President-elect Joe Biden’s coronavirus panel, according to The Washington Post.

“That’s a measure of last resort,” Murthy said, noting that any lockdown would be implemented differently than the sweeping lockdowns put in place in the spring, according to CNBC. (RELATED: 4-6 Week Nationwide Lockdown Could Curb The Pandemic And Jumpstart The Economy, Biden Covid Advisor Says)

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“In the spring we didn’t know a lot about Covid, we responded, in a sense, with an on-off switch,” Murthy continued, CNBC reported. “We just shut things down because we didn’t know exactly how this was spreading and where it was spreading, but we learned a lot more since then.”

<img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-7050999" loading="lazy" class="size-full wp-image-7050999" src="" alt="President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris receive a virtual briefing from their coronavirus advisory board on Nov.

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