Dr. Deborah L. Birx, the response coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force, has proven to be a voice of reason in a time of crisis — much to the angst of the hostile, anti-Trump media.
The hair-on-fire media is pushing a panic-inducing worst-case narrative in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak, focusing on predictions of alarming increases in those who contract the Chinese virus while reporting on dwindling hospital supplies and do-not-resuscitate orders allegedly being discussed to free up more beds.
(Reports out of New York claim hospitals are being overrun with patients.)
Yet, Birx stands calmly before the American people at the nightly press briefings and reminds agenda-driven journalists of a little thing called facts, beseeching them to be more responsible in their reporting.
“There is no situation in the United States right now that warrants that kind of discussion,” she implored. “You can be thinking about it in a hospital… but to say to the American people, to make the implication that when they need a hospital bed it’s not going to be there, or when they need that ventilator it’s not going to be there, we don’t have evidence of that right now.”
Video: Dr. Deborah Birx calmly but brutally tears apart the liberal media hysteria about a future in which hospitals will be faced with such a shortage at ventilators that they’ll have to decide who gets resuscitated and who is left to die #coronaviruspandemic pic.twitter.com/jXqXMpsdml
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) March 26, 2020
The more polling shows that the American people largely approve of the job Trump is doing in handling the pandemic, the more the media politicizes events in an attempt to harm the president’s reelection chances, reaching levels of hysteria not seen since the height of the Russian collusion hoax.
With comparisons to Italy and talk of more than 2 million deaths in the U.S. being a possibility, Birx talked to the media almost like children as she explained that she is going to talk about something “that’s a little complicated.”
“The predictions of the models don’t match the reality on the ground in either China, South Korea or Italy,” she would go on to say. “We’re about 5 times the size of Italy. So, if we were Italy, and you did those divisions, Italy should have close to 400,000 deaths. They’re not close to achieving that.”
“The predictions of the models don’t match the reality on the ground in either China, South Korea, or Italy.
We’re about 5x the size of Italy. If we were Italy, and you did those divisions, Italy should have close to 400k deaths. They’re not close to achieving that.” – Dr. Birx pic.twitter.com/McUtDyUkb1
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 26, 2020
With New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio saying more than half the city’s population will contract coronavirus, Birx countered such dire predictions, stressing “there’s no … reality on the ground where we can see that 60 to 70 percent of Americans are going to get infected in the next eight to 12 weeks.”
Watch the media turn vicious on Dr. Birx now that she debunked some of their fear and panic peddling.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) March 27, 2020
Needless to say, as seen below, Dr. Birx is “no longer in the good graces of the media and the doomsday preachers” for telling the truth.
It’s official: Dr. Birx and Dr. Fauci are no longer in the good graces of the media and the doomsday preachers. Seeing an explosion of hate on social media, because they dared to explain the data and tell the truth about the COVID-19 outbreak.
— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) March 27, 2020
Here’s a sampling of some of the aforementioned “explosion of hate” seen on Twitter:
I am losing confidence in Dr. Birx. This is Trump spin-room type presentation. https://t.co/atUGL0aQP9
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) March 27, 2020
I'm right about everything I told you about Dr. Birx and Dr. Fauci and it will become abundantly clear to you in April.
They are not acting like doctors.
They are acting as publicists for Donald Trump.
— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) March 26, 2020
Dr Birx talks about the need for “highly responsible behavior”.
— Mika Brzezinski (@morningmika) March 26, 2020
I’d be curious how Dr. Birx’s colleagues would assess the work she’s doing. https://t.co/9CSx7fcL3f
— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) March 27, 2020
Dr Birk has drunk the Kool Aid
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) March 26, 2020
Dr. Debra Birx is the Charlie Brown teacher….blah blah blah. She destroyed her credibility by bobbleheading behind Trump as he told demonstrable lies. I don't trust her. At. All. #SorryNotSorry #TrumpPressConf #coronavirus
— harleyb💛🐝 (@harleyb11) March 26, 2020
On the other hand, the truth proves to be as contagious as the Wuhan virus, it seems:
Dr. Birx is a thorough, consummate professional and a top expert. It is truly dizzying to witness some people turn on her — with some ludicrously painting her as a Trumpian partisan — because she offered an analysis that worst case Coronavirus models may *not* be coming true.
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) March 27, 2020
Dr. Birx just rebuked people talking about DNRs or ventilator shortages that don’t exist. She is pressing down on the panic mongers. Hope that message gets through.
— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) March 26, 2020
Dr. Deborah Birx is absolutely destroying the media for their lies and salacious reporting in their attempts to scare Americans
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 26, 2020
BIG NEWS from President @realDonaldTrump’s Chinese Virus task force briefing!
Dr. Birx shared that 40% of the country now have "EXTRAORDINARY LOW NUMBERS" of cases‼️
19 of 50 states have less than 200 cases!
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) March 26, 2020
CNN douche can’t even spell the name of the woman he’s insulting… https://t.co/L2mYCOvY5N
— Jenny (@Jenny_IDLYITW) March 26, 2020
Last week: “Don’t believe Trump! Believe the professionals! Believe the doctors!”
— Jim Verdi (@jjverdi) March 27, 2020
“Listen to the experts but not when they say things that go against our orange man bad narrative” https://t.co/6n9CwZahwi
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) March 26, 2020
Between the simple spelling error and the Trump Derangement Syndrome, this tweet perfectly sums up our media moment. https://t.co/LKddK19kxE
— Drew Holden (@DrewHolden360) March 26, 2020
Dr. Birx is America’s mom who’s about to put the media in a timeout because they are working her last nerve.pic.twitter.com/JKObAcw4km
— BDW (@BryanDeanWright) March 27, 2020
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