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Birx plans retirement after bending COVID rules with Thanksgiving gathering

Birx plans retirement after bending COVID rules with Thanksgiving gathering
The White House coronavirus task force leader said she would stay in her role until President-elect Joe Biden takes office before stepping down.

The White House coronavirus task force leader said she would stay in her role until President-elect Joe Biden takes office before stepping down.Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, speaks about the coronavirus at the White House in April.“I will have to say that this experience has been a bit overwhelming,” Birx said.But to drag my family into this, when my daughter hasn’t left that house in 10 months, my parents have been isolated for 10 months,” Birx said.

Deborah Birx announced Tuesday that she will retire just days after she was accused of bending her own rules with a Thanksgiving weekend gathering at a beach house.The well-known pandemic expert conceded that critical news accounts of the gathering at her family’s Delaware beach house took an “overwhelming” toll.

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