White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow talks with reporters about economic impacts of the coronavirus, at the White House, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
UPDATED 12:56 PM PT — Tuesday, March 24, 2020
According to White House Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow, “good public health also requires a good economy.” While speaking outside the White House Tuesday, he stated that it’s not a case of having either a good economy or good public health.
The National Council of Economic Advisors director said the stimulus package negotiated in Congress could prime the country for an economic rebound in the second half of the year.
Kudlow also noted the administration will consider advice from health care professionals regarding any potential moves.
“The president has put this out there, talked to a bunch of us…if we can target zones where the virus is less prevalent, things are safe, we’re not abandoning the health professionals advice,” he stated. “But there is a clamor to try to reopen the economy and perhaps I’ll call it less of a shut-in and so, that’s one piece, that’s yet to be determined.”
Kudlow also said the economic stimulus package will provide support for workers, families and small businesses.