Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Gates acknowledged the "gigantic price" of shutting down the country and the economy, but said the alternative is worse. "We do then get an economic problem which is why you want to minimize the amount of time. Having states go at different things or thinking you can do it county-by-county, that will not work. The cases will be exponentially growing anywhere you don't have a serious shutdown," he said, adding later, "Basically the whole country needs to do what was done in the part of China where they had these infections." The good news, he said, is that China's shutdown has allowed the country to move past the disease.
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