COVID-19/ECONOMY/JOE BIDEN: “The idea that you’re going to be able to get the economy back on track without getting COVID under control is completely counterintuitive. It’s not there. It can’t happen. Unless we’re able to deal with the disease and drastically cut its impact on people’s confidence of being able to either go to work or walk into a business or do business, then it doesn’t matter a lot.
There is going to be no need in my view, to be able to shut down the whole economy. I got asked by David Muir, a question. If I was asked to shut everything down, I took that as a generic question: ‘Am I going to follow the science?'”
-Joe Biden as quoted by Rev, “Joe Biden Reopening Schools Press Conference Transcript September 2,” rev.com, Sep. 2, 2020