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“To get the virus under control, we need to pay people to stay home,” Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says, according to The Western Journal.

“We need to send every American a check until this crisis is over.”

Osterholm said, “We could pay for a package right now to cover all of the wages, lost wages for individual workers, for losses to small companies, to medium-sized companies or city, state, county governments.”

“We could do all of that. If we did that, then we could lock down for 4 to 6 weeks.”

Elise Gould said, “Health experts have been talking about this all along, to stay home and make it financially viable for people to do so.”

Jessica Hinds said, “If your job six months on is still depending on state support, it does beg the question of whether those jobs now are viable.”

From The Western Journal:

Doling out government money is the right prescription to fight COVID-19, according to two spendinistas of the “squad.”

Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, another of the House progressive coterie that has dubbed itself the “squad,” agreed that money is the cure.

The concept of locking down the economy and paying workers to stay home could find a place in the remedies of a potential Biden administration.

Dr. Michael Osterholm, who Biden has appointed to his coronavirus task force, said a stringent lockdown lasting four to six weeks, accompanied by paying workers’ wages, is under consideration, CNBC reported.