Birx Says ‘Distracted’ Trump Made Pandemic Death Count Much Worse

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DB: Deborah Birx, the former Trump White House coronavirus response coordinator, said the United States could have reduced COVID-related deaths by 30 percent to 40 percent if Trump officials had been less fixated on the election and more focused no following recommendations.

In closed-door testimony earlier this month, Birx told congressional investigators that former President Donald Trump had been “distracted by the election,” which contributed to the crushing number of deaths that plagued the end of his term. “I felt like the White House had gotten somewhat complacent through the campaign season,” she said.

In newly released excerpts from her testimony to the House select subcommittee on the pandemic on Oct. 12 and 13, Birx said that more than 130,000 American lives could have been saved with “fully implemented” mask mandates, testing, and social distancing.

“We probably could have decreased fatalities into the 30 percent less to 40 percent less range,” Birx said. She also directly slammed former White House adviser Scott Atlas for pushing “dangerous” theories about “herd immunity.”

https://www.thedailybeast.com/white-house-covid-response-coordinator-deborah-birx-says-distracted-trump-made-pandemic-death-count-worse?ref=home

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  1. “The White House has ordered federal health officials to treat top-level coronavirus meetings as classified, an unusual step that has restricted information and hampered the U.S. government’s response to the contagion, according to four Trump administration officials.” – Reuters, March 11, 2020

    The article goes on to say, “One of the administration officials suggested the security clearances for meetings at HHS were imposed not to protect national security but to keep the information within a tight circle, to prevent leaks.” According to the Times of Israel, US intelligence warned Israel of the upcoming bioweapon attack on Wuhan in November of 2019. US intelligence also informed the Trump administration, “which did not deem it of interest.” Hmm…

  2. The thwarting of mitigation during an emergency is a crime. One of the defining moments was the seizure of supplies, after telling the states they were on their own. This and the defining statement by Kushner, “This stuff is ours”. That is no slip of the tongue and it matches their inaction, and prevention of response. The mindset was ownership. Appealing to a childish annoyance of masks, is not leadership, it is intentionally devious.
    We need to consider this, as even more reason, to be dissatisfied with Garlands DOJ, as it is clearly in his power to stop it. Accessory after the fact. Cop intentionally looks the other way as the bank robber drives off. Enough is enough.

    • I will give Birx that her reluctance to confront Trump on this came from her military training to never question the chain of command. But, like Fauci, she ignored her Hippocratic oath to do no harm or allow others to do it. Accomplices after the fact to medical malpractice and deaths. But, somehow these Government slugs remain immune from charges. How come? Stupid me.