Bad Coronavirus Takes

Trump economic adviser: Let’s put people in ‘space outfits’ to protect them from coronavirus

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In an interview with the New York Times this Wednesday, a member of President Trump’s economic task force talked about the potential reopening of the U.S. economy and the inherent risks that come with that. At one point, he floated an interesting suggestion for Americans who want to practice social distancing.

“I was thinking this morning, and this is just kind of a thought experiment because I was thinking about this — why don’t we just put everybody in a space outfit or something like that?” Stephen Moore said.

“Seriously, I mean — I know we don’t have space outfits [laughter]— I mean, just thinking out loud, and maybe this is a crazy idea, but instead of just locking down the economy, putting everybody in a kind of — you’re right,  you have to make 200 million of these, but it wouldn’t have cost $3 trillion to do that,” he continued.

“And you can have for months people just walking around in these kind of — I mean, I was looking online, and there are all these kinds of suits that they’re building now that you’re not exposed and you’re breath — kind of ventilator.”

Read Moore’s full interview over at The New York Times.

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