Wednesday, April 01, 2020


Dr. Deborah Birx has been criticized for publicly flattering President Trump, but now it appears that she's a target of the right as well -- or at least of Jim Hoft's Gateway Pundit. Here's a GP post from last night, written by Hoft, in which Dr. Birx is attacked for the fatality estimates she's announced. Hoft, because he's an unreconstructed coronavirus denialist, thinks the estimates are way too high:
OUTRAGEOUS! Dr. Birx Pushes COMPLETE RUBBISH on American Public — Insists without One Iota of Proof that the US Economic Suicide Cut Coronavirus Deaths by Over a Million Deaths!

Coronavirus Task Force Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx again on Tuesday pushed the talking point that by shutting down the US economy the Trump administration, US government and Coronavirus task force was able to cut the total coronavirus deaths in the United States from 1-2 million to 100,000 to 200,000.

This is based on “models” by her chosen scientific “experts”.

This truly is outrageous.

When Americans are not able to feed their babies or buy bread in June they can thank conspiracy theorists like Dr. Deborah Birx....

There is not a single country that has seen more than 13,000 deaths from the virus. Yet, Dr. Birx told the American public on Sunday and again on Tuesday that the US was going to see over one million deaths....

When the coronavirus numbers come in two months from now at a much lesser mortality rate Americans will not be so happy about losing their jobs and their savings.
An earlier post attacks her for being part of the "Deep State" (i.e., she has some links to Democrats, which is what "Deep State" really means on the right).
EXCLUSIVE: Dr. Birx's Connections with the Clinton Foundation and Obama Unfortunately Indicate Conflicted Loyalties

Is Dr. Deborah Birx, the doctor with the scarf, a voice of reason or another Deep State doctor pushing economic disaster and suffering?

... She encourages Americans to stay at home and away from the coronavirus that is killing 80 year olds with pre-existing medical conditions. The fact that fatalities from the virus are almost non-existent in the working class has no bearing on Dr. Birx’s recommendations.

... What the media is not telling us is that Dr. Birx has a storied past closely aligned to the Clintons and Obama.

Dr. Birx’s husband is former Bill Clinton advance man Paige Reffe. This relationship with Democrats and the Clinton’s is something that the good doctor is unable to separate from.

In an article in the Washington Post magazine, Dr. Birx is noted as being the perfect fit for Obama’s Head of PEPFAR (The President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief)....

Soon after this, Dr. Birx was working with the Clinton Foundation in activities related to the HIV pandemic around the world....

Both Dr. Birx and her counterpart on the coronavirus task team, Dr. Fauci have strong connections to the Democrat Deep State. As reported previously, Dr. Fauci ... offered glowing praise for Crooked Hillary in a leaked January 26, 2016 email....

Doctors Birx and Fauci may go down as the two most deadly doctors in world history. Their efforts to date don’t appear to be warnings of protection, but rather they’re panic driven self-fulfilling prophesies of Deep State death and destruction.
There's less of this nonsense on the right than there was a couple of weeks ago, but, yes, it's still out there.

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