After warning Americans to stay at home for pandemic prevention, Trump epidemic coordinator begins holiday travel
December 21st – U.S. media reported that Deborah Birx, the U.S. Trump administration’s coronavirus response coordinator, went to her hometown of Delaware vacation home during Thanksgiving weekend, although Birx earlier suggested that Americans should only stay at home with their immediate families to prevent epidemic prevention and celebrate. Holiday.
According to the Associated Press on the 20th, Birx traveled with two families living in other areas. Birx told The Associated Press in a statement that the purpose of the trip was to antifreeze the property before it was sold.
Birx said that she did not go on vacation, but only had dinner with family members. All the family members gathered belonged to her “direct family”, but she also said that they lived in two different families.
Per federal guidelines, Birx’s role makes her an “essential employee”. Her position requires her to travel across the United States, and she has visited 43 states, often in areas with severe epidemics, according to the Associated Press.
Birx has an office in the White House, where there have been several COVID-19 infections.
Birx was one of the legislators and officials, the report noted. Despite similar warnings to the public asking Americans to stay at home, these officials have been criticized for traveling or eating out.
For example, Denver Mayor Hancock, California Governor Newsom, and New York Governor Cuomo have all been criticized by the American people for traveling or attending parties during the epidemic.