Tag Archives: Deborah Birx

Birx: Hundreds Of Thousands Of Deaths “Could Have Been Mitigated” After First Surge Of Coronavirus Cases

Axios reports: Former White House coronavirus coordinator Deborah Birx told CNN that she believes that the U.S. coronavirus deaths that occurred after the first surge of cases “could have been mitigated or decreased substantially.” “I look at it this way: There were about 100,000 deaths that came from that original surge,” said Birx, who served under the Trump administration. “All …

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Birx Says Her Military Training Kept Her Silent When Trump Suggested Injecting Disinfectant To Treat COVID

Mediaite reports: It was one of the most unforgettable, cringeworthy moments of Donald Trump’s presidency. And now, one of his key administration figures, who was in the room at the time, is opening up about sitting through it silently. In an interview with ABC’s Terry Moran Monday, former coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx recounted the stunning Apr. 23 briefing …

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Birx Takes Job With Texas COVID “Air Purifier” Firm

Reuters reports: Dr. Deborah Birx, the former Trump White House Coronavirus Task Force coordinator, will join ActivePure Technology, a Texas manufacturer that says its products reduce COVID-19 on surfaces and in the air, the company told Reuters. Birx, who was criticized for not standing up to former President Donald Trump as he played down the virus and spread misinformation about …

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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 …

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Birx: I Always Thought About Quitting Trump [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Dr. Deborah Birx, the former coordinator of the Trump White House’s Coronavirus Task Force, says nothing in her four decades of public service prepared her for the chaotic Trump White House or the politically charged handling of the pandemic, telling “Face the Nation” she “always” considered quitting her post. In an interview to air on Sunday’s “Face …

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Birx Behind False Reports Of New US COVID Strain

The New York Times reports: Reports of a highly contagious new coronavirus variant in the United States, published on Friday by multiple news outlets, are based on speculative statements made by Dr. Deborah Birx and are inaccurate, according to several government officials. The erroneous report originated at a recent meeting where Dr. Birx, a member of the White House coronavirus …

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Deborah Birx Won’t Seek Role In Biden Administration

Talking Points Memo reports: Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, said on Tuesday that she will not seek a role in President-elect Joe Biden’s administration. She cited concerns about the treatment of her family after reports surfaced that she traveled to join family over Thanksgiving weekend after publicly discouraging Americans from making trips during the recent holiday. …

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Birx Criticized For Holiday Travel With Extended Family

The Associated Press reports: As COVID-19 cases skyrocketed before the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Dr. Deborah Birx, coordinator of the White House coronavirus response, warned Americans to “be vigilant” and limit celebrations to “your immediate household.” For many Americans that guidance has been difficult to abide, including for Birx herself. The day after Thanksgiving, she traveled to one of her vacation …

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Biden Transition Team Mulls Keeping On Deborah Birx

Politico reports: President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team is weighing whether to give Trump administration coronavirus coordinator Deborah Birx a role in its Covid-19 response, even as it prepares a broader purge of officials closely tied to the president’s handling of the pandemic. The debate over Birx’s future has vexed transition officials, with advocates for the longtime public health official arguing …

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Birx Roasts COVID Response In Election Eve Memo

The New York Times reports: Dr. Deborah L. Birx, who has carefully straddled the line between science and politics as she helps lead the Trump administration’s coronavirus response, delivered a stark private warning on Monday, telling White House officials that the pandemic is entering a new and “deadly phase” that demands a more aggressive approach. The warning — sent in …

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REPORT: Birx Tried To Get Covidiot WH Doc Removed

The Washington Post reports: As summer faded into autumn and the novel coronavirus continued to ravage the nation unabated, Scott Atlas, a neuroradiologist whose commentary on Fox News led President Trump to recruit him to the White House, consolidated his power over the government’s pandemic response. Atlas shot down attempts to expand testing. He openly feuded with other doctors on …

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Birx Calls For Colleges To Do COVID “Entrance Testing”

Public Integrity reports: White House Coronavirus Task Force leader Dr. Deborah Birx, on a private call with state and local leaders Wednesday, recommended that universities test students returning for fall classes as well as set up “surge” testing. “Each university not only has to do entrance testing,” she said, according to a recording of the call obtained by the Center …

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Birx Wishes US Lockdown Had Looked Like Italy’s

CNN reports: Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus task force coordinator, said Monday that she wished the US shutdown had looked like Italy’s, which was under a total lockdown. “I wish that when we went into lockdown, we looked like Italy. When Italy locked down, I mean, people weren’t allowed out of their houses,” she said. “Americans don’t react …

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Chuck Grassley Hits Trump Over Birx Attack: “Use Love”

Mediaite reports: One top Republican senator publicly appealed to President Donald Trump on Twitter over his very public swipe at one of his own coronavirus task force members. Over the weekend, Birx — who was also criticized by Speaker Nancy Pelosi — warned that the U.S. is in a “new phase” of the coronavirus pandemic. Trump tweeted Monday morning, “In …

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Trump Attacks “Pathetic” Birx For COVID Surge Warning

The Guardian reports: House speaker Nancy Pelosi escalated an attack on Dr Deborah Birx, a senior scientist on Donald Trump’s coronavirus taskforce, in television comments on Sunday as Birx defended the administration’s handling of the pandemic. Pelosi, the top Democrat in Congress, was asked on ABC’s This Week whether she has confidence in Birx, a renowned public health expert who …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House COVID Task Force Briefing

The Associated Press reports: The White House coronavirus task force will host a news conference on Wednesday to address the rising number of COVID-19 cases across the country. States across the U.S. have been experiencing significant spikes in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, which is presumed to be related to premature reopening of economies amid the pandemic. On Tuesday Florida …

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Birx Urges Florida To Begin Pool Testing For COVID

Click Orlando reports: Dr. Deborah Birx traveled with Vice President Mike Pence and Gov. Ron DeSantis to Tampa on Thursday to meet with medical leaders. Birx is a world-renowned medical expert in infection disease and vaccine research, according to the U.S. State Department. While in Florida, she urged the staff at the University of South Florida to begin pool testing …

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Birx Contradicts Trump, Urges Govs To Ramp Up Testing

The Daily Beast reports: Dr. Deborah Birx, the coordinator of President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force, told the nation’s governors in a call today that it was vital that they ramp up testing to find asymptomatic individuals to prevent further community spread. Her remarks stood in stark contrast to those by the president at his rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma over …

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REPORT: Birx And Fauci Warned Trump Against Rally

CBS News reports: Leading members of the coronavirus task force warned White House officials about the health risks of holding large-scale indoor campaign rallies and advised against such mass gatherings, according to two people familiar with the discussions. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, and task force response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx both vocalized concerns internally in …

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Birx: You “Must Wear A Mask” While Outside [VIDEO]

Axios reports: White House coronavirus task force coordinator Deborah Birx said on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday that social distancing is “absolutely critical,” and that if Americans can’t maintain at least six feet from other people while gathering outside, they “must wear a mask.” As states have begun to reopen, many Americans have flocked to beaches and outdoor restaurants in large …

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