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Deborah Birx

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Deborah Birx: American physician and diplomat
Deborah Leah Birx is an American physician and diplomat serving as the United States Global AIDS Coordinator for Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump since 2014; she has served as the Coronavirus Response Coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force since February 2020. She specializes in HIV/AIDS immunology, vaccine research and global health, and was responsible for the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program in 65Ā countries supporting HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention programs.


Dr. Birx denies 'herd immunity' policy idea [Video]

Dr. Birx denies 'herd immunity' policy idea

[NFA] White House Coronavirus Task Force Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx on Wednesday dismissed the notion that the White House was considering a strategy of allowing Americans to become infected with..

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Health experts warn U.S. cities of 'trouble ahead' [Video]

Health experts warn U.S. cities of 'trouble ahead'

White House health experts are warning of a slow rise in the percentage of people testing positive for coronavirus in U.S. cities such as Boston, Chicago, Detroit and Washington and urged local leaders..

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Trump Task Force Member Doctor Birx Says Pandemic Has Entered New Phase [Video]

Trump Task Force Member Doctor Birx Says Pandemic Has Entered New Phase

Doctor Deborah Birx made the warnings during a Sunday interview on CNN's 'State of the Union'.

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Trump labels Birx 'pathetic' in tweet [Video]

Trump labels Birx 'pathetic' in tweet

[NFA] U.S. President Donald Trump took a public swipe at White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx a day after she said infections from the virus were "extraordinarily widespread"..

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Dr. Birx Urges All Americans To Wear Face Masks And Practice Social Distancing [Video]

Dr. Birx Urges All Americans To Wear Face Masks And Practice Social Distancing

Dr. Deborah Birx on Sunday said America is in a new phase in its ongoing fight against the coronavirus. According to CNN, Dr. Birx said that the deadly virus is more widespread than when it first took..

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U.S. records over 25,000 COVID-19 deaths in July [Video]

U.S. records over 25,000 COVID-19 deaths in July

U.S. coronavirus deaths rose by over 25,000 in July and cases doubled in 19 states during the month, according to a Reuters tally. This report produced by Jonah Green.

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'A war against COVID and stupidity': Houston doctor [Video]

'A war against COVID and stupidity': Houston doctor

Dr. Joseph Varon is frustrated. A surge in COVID-19 patients is straining his Houston, Texas hospital and yet, every day, he sees people on the street who are not wearing masks and not physically..

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Coronavirus updates: New saliva test a 'huge step forward'; Birx urges Americans to wear masks indoors and outdoors

A sliver of help may be on the way for theĀ relentless coronavirus testing issues hampering efforts to slow a U.S. death toll inchingĀ toward 170,000.
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With Old Allies Turning Against Her, Birx Presses On Against the Coronavirus

Dr. Deborah L. Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, has found herself a woman without a country, denounced by Democrats and called ā€œpatheticā€ by the president.
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Coronavirus live updates: Dr. Deborah Birx warns of 'different' outbreak; Navajo Nation nears 500 deaths

The Department of Labor releases its latest jobless claims figuresĀ Thursday. Congress anticipates relief package by week's end. Latest COVID-19 news.
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Trump and Birx praise Arizona as new national model for battling coronavirus pandemic

Throughout Gov. Doug Ducey Wednesday visit to Washington, D.C., senior officials held up Arizona as a leader in COVID-19 containment measures.
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Trump claims coronavirus is "receding," despite surge in cases

A day after Coronavirus Task Force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said the coronavirus is now "extraordinarily widespread," President Trump contradicted her, claiming "evidence of progress." "Very..
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Trump criticizes Dr. Birx after she issues dire coronavirus warning

President Trump lashed out at Coronavirus Task Force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx after she said the U.S. had entered a dangerous new phase of the pandemic. Mr. Trump called her warning "pathetic."..
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Behind the Trump administration's mixed messaging on coronavirus

President Trump attacked White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Deborah Birx after she the country entered a new and "widespread" phase of the pandemic. Politico White House correspondent Anita..
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Deborah Birx slammed by both Trump, Pelosi in her role as White House coronavirus coordinator

PelosiĀ told CNN MondayĀ she didn't have "any confidence" in Birx, saying she has "enabled" Trump and not done enough to correct faulty medical claims.
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Dr. Birx says coronavirus is "extraordinarily widespread" in rural areas

"To everybody who lives in a rural area, you are not immune or protected from this virus," she said.
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Coronavirus Live Updates

Dr. Deborah L. Birx said the U.S. had entered a ā€œnew phaseā€ in the fight against the virus, and urged people to consider wearing masks at home. With a focus on the coronavirus, other deadly..
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Coronavirus updates: Birx warns rural US; GOP Michigan lawmaker opposed to Whitmer's restrictions has COVID; stimulus negotiations resume

Dr. Birx warns about 'extraordinarily widespread' coronavirus pandemic. Pro athletes opt out of season. Las Vegas' Electric Daisy Carnival postponed.
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Birx Says U.S. Coronavirus Epidemic Is in a New Phase

She and other top health officials in the Trump administration warn states of a deepening spread of the coronavirus, in both rural and urban areas.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Birx Urges Bar Closures and Limits on Gatherings

Dr. Deborah L. Birx, the Trump administrationā€™s coronavirus response coordinator, said several states needed to take action. Vietnam will evacuate tourists after its first cases in months.
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Schools, US virus surge are focus of WH Task Force

Vice President Mike Pence says the CDC will be issuing new guidance for the reopening of schools in the fall. Dr. Deborah Birx is urging residents in the southern US who are in the midst of a surge to..
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Birx offers Memorial Day weekend virus guidance

Dr. Deborah Birx is offering Americans guidance on how they can enjoy the Memorial Day weekend, the traditional kickoff to summer. She urges people to enjoy the outdoors, but remain mindful of the..
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Dr. Deborah Birx wins praise for managing the White House's coronavirus message and Trump

Deborah Birx has maintainedĀ her composure,Ā and sometimes corrected President Trump,Ā without triggering the wrath of the president or his supporters.
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Anthony Fauci, Deborah Birx wear masks, Trump doesn't in address on coronavirus vaccines

Trump did not wear a mask during a press conference on the plan for a coronavirus vaccine. Birx and Fauci did.
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Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator

Dr. Deborah Birx has been a key public health advisor for the administration's coronavirus response. Ā 
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White House's Birx to take key role in coronavirus drug distribution

U.S. coronavirus task force response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx will have a leading role in how the first drug to demonstrate a benefit in treating COVID-19 patients will be distributed to hospitals,..
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Fauci, Birx will keep roles on coronavirus task force: Trump

U.S. top infectious disease doctor Anthony Fauci and coronavirus task force coordinator Deborah Birx will continue to hold their positions on the coronavirus task force moving forward, U.S. President..
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'Devastatingly worrisome': Dr. Deborah Birx decries scenes of protesters not practicing social distancing amid coronavirus

Dr. Deborah Birx warned that protesters who carry an infection home to their grandmother or grandfather would feel guilty for the rest of their lives.
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A scarf a day turns Dr. Birx into pop culture star at COVID-19 daily briefings

U.S. coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx is best-known for her calm, authoritative briefings at the daily White House press conferences. But she has also become a pop culture phenomenon..
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White House issues revised transcript to show Birx said sunlight not a treatment for coronavirus

A transcript the White HouseĀ released Thursday evening had originally referenced Birx as saying "That is a treatment."
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Trump Asks if Sunlight Can Kill Viruses. ā€˜Not as a Treatment,ā€™ Birx Says.

At a briefing, the president promoted unproven treatments and asked Dr. Deborah Birx if she had heard of the success of sunlight as a tool against viruses.
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Dr. Anthony Fauci: There are 'good signs' in US battle against coronavirus, but we're far from 'claiming victory'

Drs. Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx say there are encouraging signs after weeks of mitigation, but stress the U.S. is far from a coronavirus victory.
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Dr. Deborah Birx warns hotspots will see a spike in coronavirus deaths over next 6-7 days

"They are predicting in those three hotspots, all of them hitting together in the next six to seven days," Dr. Deborah Birx said.
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Do social distancing better, White House doctor tells Americans. Trump objects

Dr. Deborah Birx, the coordinator of the White House task force on the coronavirus, had a message for Americans on Thursday: do better at social distancing. President Donald Trump didn't like the..
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Coronavirus Death Toll May Reach 100,000 to 240,000 in U.S., Officials Say

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the nationā€™s leading infectious disease expert, and Dr. Deborah L. Birx, who is coordinating the response, called it ā€œour real numberā€ but pledged to try to reduce it.
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For Dr. Deborah Birx, Urging Calm Has Come With Heavy Criticism

The White Houseā€™s coronavirus response coordinator drew criticism for comments she made about a lack of ventilator shortages, and for gushing praise of President Trump.
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Did Federal Officials Really Question W.H.O. Tests for Coronavirus?

Dr. Deborah Birx said she did not mean to suggest the widely used diagnostic tests generated frequent false-positive results.
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Top Coronavirus Official for U.S. Has Fought an Epidemic Before

Dr. Deborah Birx was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2014 to lead the government's fight against the global AIDS epidemic. Now she is coordinating the response to the coronavirus.
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