December 10th – media reported that Deborah Birx, the Trump administration’s epidemic coordinator, is seeking to serve on Biden’s team to continue to play a role.
Birx was appointed coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Response Task Force in late February, and less than 10 months later, Birx’ reputation has been hit as the Trump administration nears its end.
According to an Associated Press report on the 10th, Birx has made it clear that she wants to continue to help Biden’s team launch a vaccine and persuade Americans to accept the vaccine.
Birx has tried to reach out to Biden advisers in recent days to play a role in the virus response for the incoming administration, a person familiar with the matter said.
Birx said she envisioned at best that she would take a position in a compressed function when Biden formed the team. Additionally, Birx said in a speech at the Wall Street Journal CEO Forum on Tuesday (8th) that she planned to continue to hold government positions, but had not yet learned from the Biden team how or will continue to play a role in the pandemic response.
According to reports, Birx studied under American infectious disease expert Fauci, focusing on HIV/HIV vaccine. During Obama’s presidency as President of the United States, he launched the Emergency Plan to Fight AIDS, and Birx was appointed as the head of the program.
After the outbreak of the coronavirus in the United States, the White House established a coronavirus response working group on February 26, led by Vice President Pence, and appointed Birx as the coordinator of the working group.
However, while serving on the COVID-19 response task force, Birx refused to criticize Trump’s words and deeds that misled the people to fight the epidemic, which aroused doubts and criticism from the outside world.
Even in a television interview early in the crisis, Birx said that “Trump has the ability to analyze and integrate data from his long-term business experience, and indeed benefited from the discussion of medical issues”.
Supporters of Burkes said that Burkes has been trying to maintain his influence and urge Trump to listen to professional opinions. From issues like Trump’s dislike of wearing masks to “disinfectant treatment for the coronavirus,” critics and supporters say Birx has taken cautious steps to try to maintain his influence in order to get the president to listen to scientists.
Regarding the limited impact, supporters defended that “it was the president who became so extreme out of touch with reality that Birx and others could not stand alone in the working group”.