In congressional testimony, Dr. Birx says Trump's negligence likely led to 130,000 COVID-19 deaths

During interviews earlier this month with the House select subcommittee on the pandemic, Dr. Deborah Birx conceded that the Trump administration was “distracted” from its work on COVID-19 because of the election, and that the administration’s early failures likely led to as many as 130,000 unnecessary deaths.

The best thing you can say about Birx is that she didn’t want to turn the entire country into a giant McDonald’s Playland ball pit slathered in goopy pestilence like “Dr.” Scott Atlas, the guy who mesmerized Donald Trump with his “let’s murder millions of Americans and just get it over with” pandemic strategy.

While Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator under Trump, appears to have shaded the truth at times last year, she’s now free from the fetters of Führer Fuckup and can tell the truth—and she’s taking advantage.

  • October 26, 2021