Trump Attacks Birx After She Issues Stark New Warning On COVID-19

Marco Green
August 4, 2020

The other main public face of the United States medical response to the coronavirus, Doctor Anthony Fauci, has come in for frequent rough treatment at the hands of the White House and sometimes Trump himself.

Dr. Deborah Birx said Sunday that the USA was in a new, "more widespread" phase of the coronavirus pandemic.

"So Crazy Nancy Pelosi said frightful things about Dr. Deborah Birx, going after her because she was too positive on the very good job we are doing on combatting the China Virus, including Vaccines & Therapeutics", Trump tweeted. "Deborah took the bait & hit us".

At the White House, President Donald Trump said he considered issuing an executive order that would help those who are affected by the pandemic, such as a moratorium on evictions.

"To everybody who lives in a rural area, you are not immune or protected from this virus", she said.

"I think the president is spreading disinformation about the virus and she is his appointee, so I don't have confidence there, no", Pelosi said on ABC television. "So, I don't have confidence there, no".

During a recent meeting with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Pelosi reportedly trash talked Birx and questioned her credibility.

"I have tremendous respect for the Speaker, and I have tremendous respect for her long dedication to the American people, and I think it was unfortunate that the New York Times wrote this article without speaking to me", she said on CNN's "State of the Union".

"As I travelled around the country, I saw all of America moving", Dr Birx said.

The former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the USA coronavirus death toll could double to 300,000 deaths by the end of the year.

"Well, let's see when we meet today", she told CNN. Deborah Birx warned Sunday that the COVID-19 pandemic has become more widespread than it was when it first emerged earlier this year.

Birx's update came after recent data from Johns Hopkins University revealed that more than 4.4 million people have been infected with the coronavirus in the U.S. and more than 150,000 Americans had died. "Anything is possible if we don't have all - you know, public health is called public health because it has a public component". "If you have high case load and active community spread ... we're asking people to distance learn at this moment so we can get this epidemic under control", Dr. Birx says.

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