Dr Birx told CNN on Sunday that she thought the corona pandemic has entered a new phase in the US. “What we see now is different from March and April. It is extremely widespread. ” About a prediction that by the end of the year, 300,000 people may have died from Covid-19 in the US, she said, “Anything is possible.”
Birx also defended herself after Democratic Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi declared that she has no confidence in the head of the task force because the president is “misrepresenting the virus” and she has been identified by him. Birx responded that she has never been accused of being unscientific and always relies on data to save lives.
On Monday, Trump tweeted that “crazy Nancy Pelosi said horrible things about Dr. Deborah Birx, and attacked her for being too positive about the very good work we are doing to fight the China virus. To go against Nancy, Deborah trapped and attacked us. Pathetic! ”
When asked about the statements in his daily press conference, Trump stated, “Well, I think we are doing very well and we are doing as well as any other country. I said to Dr. Birx that I think we are doing very well. She was in my office a moment ago. She is a person for whom I have a lot of respect. I think Nancy Pelosi treated her very badly. And I’m just referring to the fact that I thought they really should say we are doing really well. ”