President-Elect Joe Biden COVID-19 advisor backs off nationwide lockdown suggestion

Dr. Michael Osterholm
Posted at 7:57 AM, Nov 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-13 10:58:33-05

Nearly 10 months after the first cases were confirmed in the nation's most populous state California was the first to implement a statewide stay-at-home order. ABC News reports that Dr. Michael Osterholm, advisor to President-Elect Joe Biden is reversing course from his suggestion that the nation lockdown for another 4 to 6 weeks.

After stating he hadn't discussed any of this with the rest of the task force he said "nobody's going to support it. It's not going to be supported out of the administration. It's not going to be supported in Congress."

Doctor Anthony Fauci also chimed in: "I think the encouraging news that people need to understand that public health measures, not lockdown of the country, but public health measures that are rather simple and easy to understand: the universal wearing of masks, the physical distancing, the avoiding congregate and crowded places outdoors better than indoors, washing hands

Fauci continued saying these solutions sound simple "it can turn it around and that's what we really need to do."

President-elect Joe Biden had recently suggested the possibility of locking down the country to get a handle on the virus.