Dr. Deborah Birx said she took her Thanksgiving jaunt to Delaware because her parents were so down in the dumps, they “stopped eating and drinking” — a justification ripped by people who said it was her coronavirus restrictions that prevented them from seeing their own dying loved ones.
In her interview with Newsy, in which the White House coronavirus task force coordinator revealed she plans to retire over the scandal of breaking her own travel guidance, Birx complained about how her family had been suffering over her own guidelines.
“My parents stopped eating and drinking because they were so depressed,” the 64-year-old complained to Newsy.
“My daughter hasn’t left that house in 10 months, my parents have been isolated for 10 months. They’ve become deeply depressed,” Birx said of the need to “recover from the trauma of the last 10 months.”
Birx was quickly eviscerated online for being “tone deaf” and for suggesting that it justified her breaking her own task force’s rules even as they had far more significant consequences for many other families during the pandemic.
“My dad died of Covid surrounded by people in hazmat suits. He didn’t understand,” writer Mark Aldrich replied to Newsy’s interview.
Round 2 of “Stop attacking my family!”
Leftwingers are swarming to defend her, saying that of course she violated her own lockdown orders, it was the right thing to do!
Now back into your lockdowns, peons!
She did the opposite of what she told everyone else to do. She could’ve been honest about it, but she wasn’t.
Apparently she thinks her family is important, but our families aren’t, and we’re too stupid to make responsible decisions. pic.twitter.com/AJbBeSSK9C
— lindsey 🇺🇸 (@lindseycathryn) December 24, 2020