Dr Michael Osterholm, a coronavirus advisor to president elect Joe Biden, believes that shutting down businesses nationally for between four to six weeks could help the United States from entering ‘Covid hell’. Osterholm said Wednesday that a national lockdown may be the best way to keep hospitalizations and deaths down across the country until a vaccine can be distributed. He claims that the country’s economy will not suffer as a result, if enough money is borrowed to pay wages during the shutdowns. It comes as the US on Wednesday recorded the highest number of daily COVID-19 deaths in six months and infections and hospitalizations continued to spike to records highs across the country. The death toll spiked to 1,893 on Wednesday, which is the highest number of fatalities since May 8 during the initial peak of the outbreak. Deaths, which are a lagging indicator and can potentially rise weeks after infections, are still down from the peak 2,000 fatalities recorded per day in the spring. Despite Osterholm’s calls for a national lockdown, Dr Anthony Fauci says he wants to avoid that because there is ‘no appetite for locking down the American public’.
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