Dr. Deborah Birx announced today that she was retiring largely due to the fallout from her controversial decision to ignore CDC’s advice and attend a thanksgiving celebration with her extended family.
Pledging her support to the incoming administration to ensure a smooth transition, Birx said “I will have to say, as a civil servant, I will be helpful through a period of time, and then I will have to say, this experience has been a bit overwhelming. It has been very difficult on my family…I think what was done over the last week to my family.”
She was seeking a position in the new administration before the controversy.
“I think what was done in the past week to my family- you know, they didn’t choose this for me. They’ve tried to be supportive, but to drag my family into this,” Birx offered. “My daughter hasn’t left that house in 10 months, my parents have been isolated for 10 months. They’ve become deeply depressed as I’m sure many elderly have as they’ve not been able to see their sons, their granddaughters,” she continued.
“My parents have not been able to see their surviving son for over a year. These are all very difficult things,” she added.
As of this time there has been no response from the Trump administration, or Bottega Veneta.