Former Wells Fargo CEO Richard Kovacevich was recently interviewed by Bloomberg to talk about the economy and the impact that it has had due to the coronavirus outbreak.
According to Kovacevich, people need to get back to work as soon as possible in order to bring the economy back up–even if it means people die.
“We’ll gradually bring those people back and see what happens,” he said. “Some of them will get sick, some may even die, I don’t know… Do you want to suffer more economically or take some risk that you’ll get flu-like symptoms and a flu-like experience? Do you want to take an economic risk or a health risk? You get to choose.”
Donald Trump has also been pushing for workers to get back to work by the beginning of next month, despite warnings by public health officials.
Trump has reportedly received a push to get Americans back to work by Wall Street executives who are upset that social distancing measures are harming the economy.