A senior medical advisor to former Vice President Joe Biden warned the United States could see severe restrictions on the economy and civil liberties for 18 months to slow the spread of the deadly Coronavirus.
“Dr. Zeke Emanuel, an adviser to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on the coronavirus, said this week that Americans could be dealing with strict social distancing measures to combat the coronavirus for 18 months and that the U.S. ‘will not be able to return to normalcy until we find a vaccine or effective medications,’” reports Fox News.
“His comments are partially consistent with statements from the Trump administration’s medical advisors and federal government documents on the pandemic. But they seem to paint a more grim picture of the country’s ability to roll back shutdowns of businesses and public life in general that are aimed at reducing the spread of the virus, which causes the disease known as COVID-19,” adds Fox.
“Realistically, COVID-19 will be here for the next 18 months or more. We will not be able to return to normalcy until we find a vaccine or effective medications,” Emanuel said Monday on MSNBC’s “Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.”
“I know that’s dreadful news to hear,” the Biden adviser continued. “How are people supposed to find work if this goes on in some form for a year and a half? Is all that economic pain worth trying to stop COVID-19? The truth is we have no choice. … We cannot return to normal until there’s a vaccine. Conferences, concerts, sporting events, religious services, dinner in a restaurant, none of that will resume until we find a vaccine, a treatment, or a cure.”
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BERNIE: ‘I Am Prepared to Put a Hold On This Bill Until Stronger Conditions Are Imposed’
Senator Bernie Sanders raised new objections over the bipartisan Coronavirus relief package this week; saying he was prepared to “put a hold” on any legislation that does not include new protection for American workers.
“Unless Republican Senators drop their objections to the coronavirus legislation, I am prepared to put a hold on this bill until stronger conditions are imposed on the $500 billion corporate welfare fund,” posted Sanders on social media.
Unless Republican Senators drop their objections to the coronavirus legislation, I am prepared to put a hold on this bill until stronger conditions are imposed on the $500 billion corporate welfare fund. pic.twitter.com/7X0o9C4BoO
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) March 25, 2020
Former Vice President Joe Biden received the backing of a major American union this week; further advancing his march towards the Democratic nomination as Bernie Sanders refuses to concede the race.
“AFSCME, a union of 1.4 million public service workers nationwide, has endorsed former Vice President @JoeBiden for President. The endorsement was made by a unanimous vote of the union’s 35-member International Executive Board,” posted the union on social media.
AFSCME, a union of 1.4 million public service workers nationwide, has endorsed former Vice President @JoeBiden for President. The endorsement was made by a unanimous vote of the union’s 35-member International Executive Board. https://t.co/0jcLJYW39P
— AFSCME ✊🏽 (@AFSCME) March 23, 2020
“It’s not for me to tell him to drop out,” said Biden earlier this week. “It’s up to Bernie to do what he wants to do.”
“If there is a debate in April, he plans to be there,” the Sanders campaign confirmed to Fox News.
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BIDEN BAFFLES: Watch Joe’s Completely Incoherent Response to the Nationwide Coronavirus Crisis
Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke with reporters last week on the ongoing Coronavirus crisis; launching a series of incoherent statements and arguments as the nation struggles to contain the contagion.
“He’s moving too slow… The virus is not his fault… But, the response is his response,” said Biden. “President’s ratings have always gone up, but in the, the proof is gonna be in eating the pudding, what’s it going to look like?”
“I forget the exact phrase used, whatever he used, we’re not the delivery service,” he added. “We the people, we hold these truths, etcetera… It sounds corny, but it’s true.”
Watch Biden’s comments above.