During the COVID-19 crisis, we have witnessed an exceptionally bizarre phenomenon – public health authorities blatantly misrepresenting facts to the American people while expecting accolades and heroic praise. It comes as no surprise that many have noticed Dr. Anthony Fauci’s unsettling level of arrogance, with numerous examples of him confessing to fibbing in order to achieve the outcomes he wanted from people. For his efforts, he’s got magazine covers and million-dollar awards.
But let us not forget that Dr. Deborah Birx served as the other half of Donald Trump’s initial coronavirus advisory crew in 2020. While she hasn’t quite earned the same level of criticism as Fauci, there is no reason to think that her actions weren’t equally deceitful. Birx is currently publicizing her recent book which includes some blunt acknowledgments of dishonesty, like deceiving the Trump administration by not obeying instructions and adjusting reports.
It’s understandable, though not excusable, to recognize the pigheadedness fueled by excessive pride. But here Birx slips into a realm of what I firmly believe is illegal conduct. Dr. Birx deliberately and unlawfully modified the guidance given by those higher in rank than her, most notably that of President Trump. She had the responsibility to stand up and question any order that felt unjustified, but even if her doubts were not answered satisfactorily, she still needed to abide by those instructions. If she felt uncomfortable with those orders, it was necessary for her to step down. Every life that was taken alone in a hospital room, each enterprise forced into bankruptcy, and every student who had to forgo an entire year of education due to Birx’s missteps should count as criminal charges against her.
While it is unclear if Dr. Birx’s behavior reaches the level of criminal activity, there can be no doubt that she had no business being in a government position and should face some form of justice for her reckless decisions. Last Friday, Dr. Birx’s confirmation of her false declarations concerning the effectiveness of vaccines was further demonstrated through an interview with Neil Cavuto on Fox News.
It’s shocking to hear Birx blab on cable news without an ounce of remorse, merely trying to promote her book. She has demonstrated no concern for the repercussions of lying shamelessly in order to influence people across America.
She ought to express regret, though. All in all, what Dr. Birx is conceding is that vaccine orders were meaningless. It is disheartening to think of the tens of thousands of individuals who have lost their jobs and source of income due to a misconception that vaccines can stop the spread of COVID-19 when, in fact, they cannot. Rather than being a passive observer, Birx chose to endorse and advocate for the mandates while still maintaining an appearance as a watchful protector of public health. This isn’t just immoral, it’s downright evil. Has Birx demonstrated any compassion for the people who have been adversely impacted by her actions?There is no evidence to back up her claims, and it’s unbelievable that she’d go on a book tour with the purpose of promoting her deceitful misrepresentations as achievements.
What type of individual would stoop so low as to manipulate a privileged status for their own gains, and then self-promote with a book? Such conduct is highly concerning and can lead to the erosion of trust in any public health agency. It is dangerous for a government entity that should be serving its people to continually exert false information about their health. In hopes of encouraging more individuals to get the vaccine, Birx resorted to deceitful tactics. Bureaucrats are not authorized to deceive the American public with falsehoods, yet regrettably that is precisely what she did.
We must not forget what happened here. Before too long, Republicans will be in a position to reignite congressional hearings. It is absolutely essential that Fauci, Birx and all others be held accountable for their actions when they are called to do so. They should be required to answer for what has occurred under their direction.