Scott Mlyn | CNBC
CNBC’s Jim Cramer argued Monday that stock market short-sellers are unwisely doubting the ability of scientists to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.
“This is a day where you say, if I’m short I’m betting against science, not betting against the lackadaisical attitude of many people in the country, ” Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street.”
Short-sellers take positions on the hope that the market will drop.
Cramer’s comments came shortly after Johnson & Johnson announced plans to start human trials on an experimental COVID-19 vaccine by September, earlier than the pharmaceutical giant had previously stated. The company also said the vaccine could be…