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Elizabeth Warren Has a Detailed Plan to Fight Coronavirus, Explains It on 'Ellen' (Video)

Elizabeth Warren Has a Detailed Plan to Fight Coronavirus, Explains It on 'Ellen' (Video)

Elizabeth Warren says that Coronavirus is a “public health crisis” that we need to be worried about, unlike President Donald Trump who called it a “hoax” the other day.

Six people in the United States have died from the virus. There are 3,000 deaths currently around the world and 90,000 people have been infected.

Luckily for us, Warren has proposed a great plan that will help contain the virus if and when it spreads in the United States.

“We should be very worried. This is a time for real leadership, so I’ve been putting out plans about this for a while now,” Warren said during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show (airing on Tuesday). “I think we should make all testing for the virus entirely free and when a vaccine comes out, we should make that free. If anyone is quarantined, we should pay the wages for them. Just set aside a sum of money to do that.”

“We don’t want people thinking, ‘Gee, I can’t afford to get tested or I can’t afford to lose some days at work.’ It will keep us all safer if we put the money in to try to help people who are facing this problem,” she added. “And the second part of this: We have to understand this is a public health crisis, but it is also potentially a huge financial crisis. Already, supply lines for parts are being disrupted because big parts of China are shut down. That has an effect on businesses and jobs right here in America and then around the rest of the world, which echoes back to America. So we also need to be moving right now on a financial front and I’ve put together a proposal for a stimulus package to keep the economy boosted up. And to say to the Federal Reserve, it’s time to open up the window and make it possible for businesses that have been affected by this virus to be able to borrow at very low rates if they agree not to lay off their employees. We need to cushion the effects of this. It’s time for leadership. Real leadership.”

The Coronavirus portion of the video starts at the 5:18 mark.

READ MORE: Elizabeth Warren Talks Super Tuesday on ‘Ellen,’ Reveals If She’ll Stay in the Race

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