As I’m sure you’ve noticed, we’ve been seeing less and less of Dr. Deborah Birx on the scene when it comes to the Trump administration’s “fight” against the coronavirus pandemic. Multiple reports have seemed to indicate that Birx has essentially been phased out of her position of the White House Cornavirus Task Force and pretty much replaced with Dr. Scott Atlas — a Trump-loving sycophant that spits in the face of science and reason to basically pacify the President by agreeing with whatever nonsense he’s spewing that day.
We recently reported that Dr. Birx was so unhappy with Atlas’ behavior and her “demotion” that she wasn’t even sure if she would remain in her official White House capacity in any way.
And now a new report from the Washington Post has revealed just how truly fed up she is with the “herd immunity” guy.
The WaPo report explains that both Dr. Birx and Dr. Fauci have been excluded from several meetings and Atlas, a radiologist with absolutely no legitimate knowledge in epidemiology, has been holding all the sway and manning the proverbial ship.
The report claims, “Discord on the coronavirus task force has worsened since the arrival in late summer of Atlas, whom colleagues said they regard as ill-informed, manipulative and at times dishonest,” also noting that Atlas had dismissed data provided by Birx while pushing what some have called “junk science.”
Apparently, the friction between the Atlas and Birx came to a head, spurring Deborah to confront Vice President Mike Pence, who serves as head of the Task Force, and demand that he fire Atlas for blatantly damaging the government’s work on the pandemic.
“Birx recently confronted Vice President Pence, who chairs the task force, about the acrimony, according to two people familiar with the meeting. Birx, whose profile and influence has eroded considerably since Atlas’s arrival, told Pence’s office that she does not trust Atlas, does not believe he is giving Trump sound advice and wants him removed from the task force, the two people said,” the report reads, noting that Pence suggested that Birx and Atlas bring him data “bolstering their perspectives to the task force and to work out their disagreements themselves.”
WaPo notes that Pence’s mishandling of the conflict and persistent sway of Atlas’ controversial and dangerous propaganda has now resulted in “a U.S. response increasingly plagued by distrust, infighting and lethargy, just as experts predict coronavirus cases could surge this winter and deaths could reach 400,000 by year’s end.”
To say that this is an absolute mess would be the understatement of the year.
You can read the full report here.