"Even if [Dr.] Anthony Fauci had been the front man for the media, it was Birx who was the main influence in the White House behind the nationwide lockdowns," said libertarian writer James A. Tucker in a July 16 piece for the Brownstone Institute. He added that the lockdowns "did not stop or control the pathogen," but instead "caused immense suffering and [continued] to roil and wreck the world."
According to Tucker, Birx handled the "really crucial" task of convincing former President Donald Trump to approve the lockdowns at Fauci's behest. Trump yielded to Birx's suggestions, with the lockdowns that commenced on March 12 and hit their zenith four days later on March 16. This "15 days to flatten the curve," Tucker said, turned into two years.
"She actually tricked [Trump] into believing that locking down a whole population of people was somehow magically going to make a virus, to which everyone would inevitably be exposed somehow, vanish as a threat."
Tucker quoted passages from Birx's book "Silent Invasion," which served as the former official's admission that she deceived the Trump administration into approving the draconian lockdowns.
"We had to make these [lockdowns] palatable to the administration by avoiding the obvious appearance of a full Italian lockdown. At the same time, we needed the measures to be effective at slowing the spread, which meant matching as closely as possible what Italy had done."
"At this point, I wasn’t about to use the words lockdown or shutdown. If I had uttered either of those in early March, after being at the White House only one week, the political, nonmedical members of the task force would have dismissed me as too alarmist, too doom-and-gloom, too reliant on feelings and not facts. They would have campaigned to lock me down and shut me up."
Days before Thanksgiving 2020, Birx warned the public to "assume [they're] infected" and called to restrict gatherings to their "immediate households." What happened next, however, shined a light on her hypocrisy.
Birx traveled to her property in Delaware's Fenwick Island "accompanied by three generations of her family from two households," the Associated Press (AP) reported on Dec. 21, 2020. She then met with other family members for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Birx's visit to the Delaware house directly contradicted her earlier call to restrict gatherings. (Related: Top coronavirus task force official flouts own travel advice.)
Following questions from the AP about her visit, Birx acknowledged in a statement that she did visit Fenwick Island. She, however, insisted that her visit centered on the winterization of the property before a potential sale.
"I did not go to Delaware for the purpose of celebrating Thanksgiving," she noted, adding that her family shared a meal together during the visit. Birx also reiterated that family members who accompanied her to the First State were part of "her immediate household," even though she acknowledged that they live in two different homes.
"My daughter hasn't left that house in 10 months, [and] my parents have been isolated for 10 months. They've become deeply depressed as I'm sure many elderly have as they've not been able to see their sons [and] granddaughters. My parents have not been able to see their surviving son for over a year. These are all very difficult things," she said in defense of her decision.
Despite claims of retirement following the Thanksgiving fiasco, Birx left the White House in January 2021 when incumbent President Joe Biden took over.
"It was significant that she would not and could not comply with her own dictates, even as her fellow citizens were being hunted down for the same infractions against 'public health,'" Tucker ultimately remarked.
Watch Dr. Deborah Birx admitting to Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan that claims of the COVID-19 vaccine being effective were based on "hope."
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