White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx Visits Alabama, Meets with Gov. Ivey

The world renowned Dr. rejected claims that she is "in distress" and says Governor Ivey's mask mandate should be extended.

White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, Dr. Deborah Birx, was in Alabama Thursday.

She visited Governor Kay Ivey in the morning then hosted a round table discussion with community and state health officials at Auburn University.

There have been claims that Dr. Birx is in distress with the direction of the White House Task Force.

She rejected those claims in an address to news outlets.

Dr. Birx also commended Alabama Governor Kay Ivey for her efforts to mitigate the spread of coronavirus by implementing a mask mandate.

“Governor Ivey was one of the first to go out there with a mask mandate and make these really important changes at the state level , really asking  everybody of Alabama to be together in this and really out of respect of one another to wear a mask and protect one another, so we really talked about the importance of keeping those mitigations strong through the fall,” said Dr. Birx.

Dr. Birx also commented on the safety protocols by the SEC.

Football play is set to begin on Saturday and Dr. Brix says  it’s imperative that people follow safety guidelines if we want to see SEC football continue.

“I think really the social distancing that you see in the stadium, the really ensuring that people physically distance, when they go to the bathroom or get up, really critical. Don’t forget all of those perimeters when your in theres, but really to the alumni and any of the parents that come, you need to comply with the same mitigation.” said Dr. Birx.

 

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