White House adviser Larry Kudlow warned that the U.S. economy wouldn’t be able to take the "enormous human cost" of another hard coronavirus lockdown.
"This idea of more lockdowns, people just throw this out willy-nilly, forgetting the enormous human cost as well as the enormous economic cost," the veteran financial guru and former Ronald Reagan adviser told Fox Business Network.
"The country can’t take that," said Kudlow, who worked as Reagan’s budget deputy between 1981 and 1985.
Kudlow said schools and businesses safely reopen by strictly following coronavirus guidelines like "distancing and masking and hygiene."
Kudlow echoed his supervisor.
President Donald Trump said on Monday that a "permanent lockdown" policy is not a "viable path forward" in combating the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump, speaking with reporters, as he pushed to reopen the country, argued that lockdowns do not prevent future infections and other countries have seen resurgence in cases after lockdowns, Reuters reported.
“It’s important for all Americans to recognize that a permanent lockdown is not a viable path forward producing the result that you want or certainly not a viable path forward and would ultimately inflict more harm than it would prevent,” Trump said during a White House briefing.
“Lockdowns do not prevent infection in the future. They just don’t. It comes back many times, it comes back,” Trump said.
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