White House Economic Advisor Rejected Economic Shutdown Curbing Coronavirus Spike

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Tuesday rejected the notion of another economic shutdown in the U.S. to curb a spike in coronavirus infections.

“We did what we did last winter; we’re at a different place today,” Kudlow said during an interview with FOX Business’ Stuart Varney. “We have vastly better equipment, much more knowledge and experience, we know how to do targeting, so far as any community spread. Closing down the economy is a bad idea.”

Kudlow’s comments came as large swaths of Europe implement new lockdown measures. Germany entered a partial shutdown on Monday, and Britain and Austria will follow later this week, shuttering restaurants, bars and halting many leisure activities.

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