CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP ADMIN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator in the Trump administration… said the Trump administration could have prevented hundreds of thousands of Covid-19 deaths had it acted more forcefully to mitigate the pandemic.

‘I look at it this way: The first time, we have an excuse. There were about 100,000 deaths that came from that original surge,’ Birx said. ‘All of the rest of them, in my mind, could have been mitigated or decreased substantially.’”

-Allan Smith, “Birx recalls ‘very difficult’ call with Trump, says hundreds of thousands of Covid deaths were preventable,” nbcnews.com, Mar. 28, 2021