Virus Entering a ‘Most Deadly Phase,’ Says Birx

By Anna Breuer on 3 November 2020
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The United States, with almost ten million coronavirus cases reported since January, is going in the wrong direction in fighting the coronavirus pandemic, a senior White House official said.

Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus coordinator, said in a private memo that the Trump Administration has spent far too much time preventing lockdowns and not enough time controlling the epidemic.

The news comes as the country is holding national elections during a particular dangerous phase of the pandemic. Over 93,000 new infections were reported Monday, the second highest figure since the start.

Brix delivered a stark private warning to White House officials Monday, saying that the coronavirus pandemic is entering a “most deadly phase” and that a more aggressive approach is needed.

“We are entering the most concerning and most deadly phase of this pandemic,” she wrote, adding that “[T]his is not about lockdowns – it hasn’t been about lockdowns since March or April. It’s about an aggressive balanced approach that is not being implemented.”

The existence of Birx’ memo was first reported by the Washington Post.

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