Biden Would Shut Down the Country If Scientists Recommend It
Joe Biden said he would listen to government scientists on the coronavirus — even if it means shutting the country down.
“I would be prepared to do whatever it takes to save lives, because we cannot get the country moving until we control the virus. That is the fundamental flaw of this administration’s thinking to begin with,” the former vice president toldABC News on Friday. “I would shut it down. I would listen to the scientists.”
President Donald Trump has repeatedly urged state and local governments to ease Covid-related restrictions on schools and businesses in order to boost the economy.
In an interview to be broadcast Sunday, Biden also denied Trump’s charge that he would defund police departments, as some Black Lives Matter activists have proposed in the wake of police killings of Black citizens.
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