Minneapolis Federal Reserve head Neel Kashkari says the United States needs a full economic shutdown for up to six weeks to halt the infection spike of COVID-19 — “and get it right this time.”
In a Friday New York Times commentary written by Kashkari and Michael Osterholm of the University of Minnesota, the pair argued the initial March lockdown did not go far enough.
“To be effective, the lockdown has to be as comprehensive and strict as possible,” they wrote.
“If we aren’t willing to take this action, millions more cases with many more deaths are likely before a vaccine might be available. In addition, the economic recovery will be much slower, with far more business failures and high unemployment for the next year or two.”
Read more at NEWSMAX.