” I would be prepared to do whatever it requires to conserve lives. Due to the fact that we can not get the country moving until we control the virus,” Biden informed Muir. “That is the essential defect of this administration’s believing to start with. In order to keep the country running and moving and the economy growing, and individuals employed, you need to fix the infection. You have to handle the virus.”
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When Muir pushed whether he closed down the country if the scientists advised him to do so, Biden reacted, “I would shut it down. I would listen to the scientists.”
On Wednesday– after his response to Muir ended up being the target of attacks– Biden informed reporters in Delaware he would follow the science, but does not think the nation would be shut down if measures are taken to slow the spread of the virus.
” There’s going to be no need, in my view, to be able to shut down the entire economy,” Biden said. “I got asked by David Muir a concern, if I was asked to shut everything down. I took that as a generic concern if– am I going to follow the science? I am going to firmly insist, and I insist now, with no authority, that every responsible individual in this nation, when they’re out in public or not, with the mate that they have dealt with– due to the fact that they know they haven’t spread it to their spouse, better half, and so on– that they wear a mask.”
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