Biden’s proposed $400B coronavirus plan may be difficult to facilitate in 3 months: Dr. Marty Makary

Biden’s proposed $400B coronavirus plan may be difficult to facilitate in 3 months: Dr. Marty Makary

Fox
News
medical
contributor

Dr.
Marty
Makary
said
Thursday
on

“America’s
Newsroom,”
President

Joe
Biden’s
proposed
$400
billion

coronavirus
plan
may
be
too
large
of
an
amount
to
spend
on
relief
within
a
short
three
months.

President
Biden
was
sworn
into
office
Wednesday,
and
immediately
issued
several
executive
orders
to
fight
the
deadly
coronavirus
that’s
killed
over
2
million
people
worldwide.
Biden
announced
last
night
he
plans
to
invoke
the
Defense
Production
Act
to
accelerate
the
production
of
tests
and
vaccine
supplies
to
combat
the
coronavirus.

Biden
also
plans
to
create
a
coronavirus
health
equity
task
force,
mandate
more
public
data
on
cases,
and
create
a
pandemic
testing
board.
 

Dr.
Makary
provided
insight
into
Biden’s
Defense
Production
Act
and
also
predicted
coronavirus
herd
immunity
may
happen
as
early
as
March
2021.


DR.
MARTY
MAKARY:
First
of
all,
his
advisors
are
warning
him
that
the
Defense
Production
Act
may
not
really
help
much
because
you
can
only
do
so
much
to
speed
up
manufacturing.
Mostly
it
has
been
a
distribution
problem,
not
a
supply
problem
right
now.
More
messaging
on
masking
helps.
The
more
we
can
talk
about
masking
helps.



It’s
going
to
be
hard
to
spend
$400
billion,
which
is
what
he
proposed
spending
on
COVID
in
three
months.
If
you
think
about
it,
the
distribution
could
use
help
over
the
next
three
months.
I’m
not
sure
how
you
spend
$400
billion,
especially
when
grocery
stores
and
pharmacies
are
already
saying
‘we’re
set
up,
we
just
need
the
vaccine.’



I
would
encourage
people
to
keep
up
their
guard.
You
don’t
want
to
get
the
infection
in
the
last
month
or
two
of
the
pandemic
and
it
is
still
a
very
contagious
and
maybe
even
more
contagious
virus
with
the
new
variants.

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I
do
see
herd
immunity
happening
as
soon
as
March.
I’ve
always
said
April
will
be
some
restoration
of
normal
life
and
I
really
do
believe
that.
So
many
people
have
had
the
infection
that
natural
immunity
is
kicking
in.
It
could
be
30
to
50%
of
the
country
right
now
has
natural
immunity
from
prior
infection.
We
supplement
that
with
the
vaccine
and
vaccinated
immunity
we
could
be
rushing
into
herd
immunity
a
lot
faster
than
people
think.

Stephanie
Giang-Paunon
is
a
Web
Show
Page
Producer
for
FoxNews.com.
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