Top WH coronavirus official Deborah Birx retiring soon

Washington (AFP) – Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus task force coordinator, has said she plans to retire after helping the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden with its transition. The 64-year-old physician and global health expert, who has faced frequent criticism in her current role, suggested that recent media coverage had unfairly dragged her family into the spotlight. “I will be helpful in any role that people think I can be helpful in, and then I will retire,” she told the outlet Newsy on Tuesday. “I only came into the White House to ensure that our Covid respons…

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