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One Activist Group Wants Lockdowns Until COVID-19 Is Completely Gone

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Dylan Housman Healthcare Reporter
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Debate is intensifying over when it’s appropriate to open up states and lift coronavirus lockdown restrictions, and one group is advocating for the most extreme possible answer to the question.

A small but not insignificant group of activists, scientists and business leaders are pushing for the United States to adopt a “ZeroCovid” approach to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. ZeroCovid advocates say authorities should enforce strict lockdown measures and distancing requirements from now until there isn’t a single COVID-19 case in the entire country, thereby achieving a “zero COVID-19” outcome.