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President-elect Joe Biden committed to keeping the US economy open Thursday, clarifying his stance on a national lockdown.

“I am not gonna shut down the economy, period,” Biden said at a press conference. “I’m gonna shut down the virus … No national shutdown.”

President-elect Biden says he has no plans for a national shutdown, because the COVID-19 situation will be different across various communities: “There is no circumstance which I can see that would require a total national shutdown. I think that would be counterproductive.”

— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 19, 2020


Previously, Biden gave similar answers to hypothetical questions about a national shutdown, saying he would follow the advice of medical experts.

The notion of Biden shutting down the economy was a repeated talking point from President Donald Trump’s campaign.

Biden noted that he would pursue public health measures to keep the economy running smoothly by keeping the virus under control.

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Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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