President-elect Biden’s coronavirus advisory two postponed the idea of locking the country on Friday to curb the coronavirus pandemic.
Dr. Celine Gounder, an infectious disease expert at New York University’s Grossman School of Medicine (Dr. Celine Gounder), told CNBC’s “Squawk Box”: “As a group, our consensus is actually that we need a more subtle approach. “It is not the group’s view to impose such extensive restrictions throughout the United States. “We can be more targeted geographically. In terms of closure, we can also be more targeted.”
Former American surgeon Dr. Vivek Murthy was appointed to help lead the team. He said that in the spring, when scientists don’t know how the disease spreads and people’s fatigue from the pandemic, they recommend a national lockdown.
In an interview with ABC “Good Morning America,”
Their comments were made by Dr. Michael Osterholm, another Covid-19 consultant at Biden, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, to Yahoo Finance in an interview with Yahoo Finance on Wednesday. Paying a few weeks of lost wages can keep the case and hospitalization rate at a manageable level.
Osterholm later clarified his comments in an interview with NBC News. He said: “This is not a suggestion. I never made this suggestion to Biden’s team. We never talked about it.”
A Biden transition official told NBC News that a shutdown “is it consistent with the idea of the elected president.”
Gund told CNBC that state officials should adopt stricter restrictive measures instead of adopting a comprehensive lock-in method. Instead, they should implement strict restrictions in countries where the virus is at high risk of spreading (such as restaurants, bars and stadiums), and are committed to To keep the school safe. Open to students.
She said: “I think it’s a dimmer switch, not a light switch.” “I think we just need to turn off the things that really help spread, and really try to… keep it as open as possible, such as schools, If they don’t contribute to the spread.”
As scientists warn that the United States is about to enter the “darkest period of the pandemic,” a few states and cities have begun to implement stricter restrictions, including curfews, mask requirements, and restrictions on group gatherings, before winter.
CNBC’s analysis of data collected by Johns Hopkins University shows that there are record-breaking new Covid-19 cases every day in the United States for three consecutive days, reaching an average of 131,445 cases per week.
Many infectious disease experts, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, a White House coronavirus adviser, have tried to distance themselves from the term “lockdown,” which shows that the United States does not have to resort to the extensive standby-at-home order it adopted in the spring. When the coronavirus first hit the US coast.
When it comes to lockdown, Biden once said that he will listen to the advice of scientists such as Fauci. However, the Biden-Harris Covid-19 plan requires the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide evidence-based guidance to communities on when to close certain businesses or schools based on the level of the virus’s spread.
Dr. Ashish Jha, Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, told CNBC’s “News and Shepard Smith” on Thursday evening: “I don’t think there is a need for a complete lockdown, and it will not be useful. .” Disagreed with Osterholm’s call for a complete blockade.
Jaha said it would be beneficial to reduce some activities to contain the coronavirus outbreak. He said that indoor dining in restaurants, stadiums and casinos has become “a real problem”, although other activities (especially those outdoors where people wear masks) can continue.
Jaha said: “Complete locking is not what I recommend.”