Lockdown Architect Deborah Birx Admits to Using ‘Subterfuge’ and ‘Sleight-of-Hand’ to ‘Hide’ Information From Trump. By Debra Heine.
Dr. Deborah Birx, who served as the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator under former President Donald Trump in 2020, has admitted in her new book that she engaged in “subterfuge” and “slight-of-hand” to “hide” information in weekly reports from Trump officials so she could control the recommendations sent to states to guide their COVID mitigation efforts.
In her book, “Silent Invasion: The Untold Story of the Trump Administration, Covid-19,” Birx also explains how she tricked Trump into going along with a “15 Days to Flatten the Curve” lockdown in March of 2020, knowing that it was just “a start.”
Birx explains that her recommendations — which included random testing, masking, and restricted indoor gatherings — were met with resistance in the Trump White House, especially after Dr. Scott Atlas joined the White House Coronavirus Task Force in August of 2020.
After the heavily edited documents were returned to me, I’d reinsert what they had objected to, but place it in those different locations. I’d also reorder and restructure the bullet points so the most salient — the points the administration objected to most — no longer fell at the start of the bullet points. I shared these strategies with the three members of the data team also writing these reports. Our Saturday and Sunday report-writing routine soon became: write, submit, revise, hide, resubmit.
Fortunately, this strategic sleight-of-hand worked. That they never seemed to catch this subterfuge left me to conclude that, either they read the finished reports too quickly or they neglected to do the word search that would have revealed the language to which they objected. …
Dr. Atlas knew that Birx’s “track, trace, and isolate” recommendation was unpractical, ineffective, and a massive invasion of the peoples’ privacy, so he put together a new recommendation advising that only the sick be tested. This, of course, was met with hysteria in the corporate media, and resistance from the lifelong bureaucrats behind the draconian COVID policies.
Brownstone Institute’s Jeffrey Tucker explains what happened next. “After a week-long media frenzy, the regulations flipped in the other direction.”
In her book, Birx reveals how she undermined Atlas’s recommendation, openly admitting that she and her co-conspirators were not “being transparent with the powers that be in the White House.” …
Birx went on to suggest that none other than former Vice President Mike Pence had given her tacit permission to subvert Atlas’s “dangerous positions.” …
Birx goes on to explain how she manipulated the language as part of her effort to force a full Italian style lockdown on the nation. …
At this point, I wasn’t about to use the words lockdown or shutdown. If I had uttered either of those in early March, after being at the White House only one week, the political, nonmedical members of the task force would have dismissed me as too alarmist, too doom-and-gloom, too reliant on feelings and not facts. They would have campaigned to lock me down and shut me up. …
Cardiologist and COVID vaccine critic Dr. Peter McCullough slammed Birx for manipulating reports “to fuel the false narrative of asymptomatic spread,” and called her hurtful efforts “unlawful.”
“She reworked reports to fuel the false narrative of asymptomatic spread — sounds like she really believed this was the first illness in the history of medicine that spread between two perfectly healthy persons. Distorted, unlawful, worked to hurt so many Americans,” said McCullough on Twitter.
A million dead, because she and those around her wouldn’t close the borders to a dangerous pandemic. What are borders for?
Then, when the pandemic had taken hold, massive bureaucratic overreach.
hat-tip Stephen Neil, Stephen Harper