Birx: Some In Trump WH Thought COVID Is A “Hoax”

The Hill reports:

Former White House coronavirus coordinator Deborah Birx said in an interview aired Sunday that there were “definitely” people within the White House who believed the virus to be a hoax. “There were people in the White House … who definitely believed that this was a hoax,” Birx told CBS’ Margaret Brennan.

Asked how such conspiracy theories emerged within the White House, Birx responded “I think because the information was confusing in the beginning, I think because we didn’t talk about the spectrum of disease. Because everyone interpreted on what they knew, and so they saw people get COVID and be fine.”