Dr Deborah Birx: voice of scientific reason or apologist for Trump? | The Guardian

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The coordinator of the White House coronavirus taskforce built her reputation fighting Aids but is she compromising it by indulging the president’s whims?Months of frustration with Donald Trump’s denial of the coronavirus crisis in the United States boiled over last week when the Democratic House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, publicly attacked a top member of Trump’s coronavirus team, Dr Deborah Birx, for standing by the US president despite his record of lies and misinformation about the virus.“I don’t have confidence in anyone who stands there while the president says, ‘Swallow Lysol and it’s going to cure your virus,’” Pelosi told CNN about Birx, referring to an infamous episode in April when Trump suggested that injecting disinfectant could cure coronavirus. “There has to be some responsibility.” Continue reading…

The coordinator of the White House coronavirus taskforce built her reputation fighting Aids but is she compromising it by indulging the president’s whims?

Months of frustration with Donald Trump’s denial of the coronavirus crisis in the United States boiled over last week when the Democratic House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, publicly attacked a top member of Trump’s coronavirus team, Dr Deborah Birx, for standing by the US president despite his record of lies and misinformation about the virus.

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“I don’t have confidence in anyone who stands there while the president says, ‘Swallow Lysol and it’s going to cure your virus,’” Pelosi told CNN about Birx, referring to an infamous episode in April when Trump suggested that injecting disinfectant could cure coronavirus. “There has to be some responsibility.”

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