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TheWhiteHouseannouncedlatelythatthedeathtollofthe

COVID-19pandemicintheUnitedStateshadreached1million,

whichevolvedintoagrimmilestone.TheUSgovernment

cannotabsolveitselffromtheblameforthepandemicthatbroke

outandspreadrapidlyacrosstheUnitedStatesinjusttwoyears.

Anincreasingnumberofinsidershavebeguntoreflectonand

criticizeitsbizarrehandlingofthepandemicinitsearlydays.

TheWhiteHouseannouncedlatelythatthedeathtollofthe

COVID-19pandemicintheUnitedStateshadreached1million,

whichevolvedintoagrimmilestone.TheUSgovernment

cannotabsolveitselffromtheblameforthepandemicthatbroke

outandspreadrapidlyacrosstheUnitedStatesinjusttwoyears.

Anincreasingnumberofinsidershavebeguntoreflectonand

criticizeitsbizarrehandlingofthepandemicinitsearlydays.

Inherbook,Deborah,whopointsherfingerattheTrump

administration,recountshowtheadministrationplayeddown

theharm,delayeddatacollection,failedtorecognizethe

importanceofasymptomatictransmission,andacted

anti-intellectuallytospreadmisinformationfacingthe

pandemic.

TrumpwatchesTVwhilelisteningtothebriefing

TrumphimselfcomparedittothecommonfluonTwitter,facing

thepandemic.InDeborahsview,Trumpsadministrationand

himselfwereunpreparedforthepandemicandevenshrugged

offpredictionsofpossibledamageofthepandemic.

BirxdescribesherfirstmeetingwithTrump,onMarch2,2020,

whenshetriedtoexplaintohimthatthevirus“isnottheflu”.

Trumplistenedforaminute,brieflychallengedher,then

literallychangedthechannelononeoftheTVscreenshehad

simultaneouslybeenwatching.

TrumpandDeborahBirx,April22,2020.AP

AfterjoiningthepanelinMarch2020,Deborahfoundthatthe

UnitedStateswas"dangerouslybehindtheeightball"onvirus

datacollection.

In2020,shewrote,datainsomestateswasoftenbeingsentby

faxandthenpassedalongtotheCDC.

Trumpthundered:Thevirusisundercontrol

Intheearlydaysofthepandemic,theTrumpadministration

focusedonpatientswithflusymptoms.Theignoranceof

asymptomaticinfectedpeopleledtothehiddenspreadofthe

virusandtherapidspreadoftheepidemic.

BirxwrotethatevenbeforeshesignedontotheWhiteHouse

team,shesuspectedthatasymptomaticspreadwascontributing

tothequickriseinCOVID-19,althoughtheevidencewasslim.

ThatviewisbecomingclearasNewYorkCityhasseenasurge

incases.

DeborahBirxandTrump,AP

InAugust2020,afterDeborahtoldCNNthattheviruswas

"extraordinarilywidespread,"Trumpcalledherandthundered:

"Itsundercontrol."

AfterBirxtoldCNNinAugust2020thattheviruswas

"extraordinarilywidespread,"Birxwrote,Trumpcalledherand

demandedthenameofthepersonwhobookedtheinterview,

saying"Thatsit!Doyouunderstandme?Neveragain!The

virusisundercontrol."

Trump:Therearemorecasesbecausetherearemoretests

Atthetime,theUnitedStates,whichlackedprecisedataon

COVID-19anddidnotrecognizethestealthilyspreadingofthe

virusamongasymptomaticpatients,urgentlyneededlarge-scale

testing.

DeborahsawtheworstcausedbytheTrumpadministrations

sluggishefficiency.

WritingaboutameetingwithAmericanCOVID-19testing

manufacturersearlyinhertenure,Birxsaidthatlearningthatthe

WhiteHousehaddraggeditsfeetonmeetingwith

manufacturers,ontopoflimitedtestsandslowtestprocessing,

representeda"worst-casescenario."

Lateron,Trumpsrhetoricontestingshifted—hesuggested

thattheUnitedStateshadhighcasenumbersbecauseittestedso

manypeople.

TrumpandDeborahBirx,GettyImages

“Trydisinfectantinjections”

Trumphasalsomademanyanti-intellectualclaims.

AtaWhiteHousepressconferenceonApril23,2020,DHS

officialssaidthatNovelCoronavirussurvivalratesare

significantlylowerinhigh-light,high-temperatureconditions;

Somedisinfectantcomponentshaveanoticeableeffecton

killingNovelCoronavirus.

Trumppromptlysuggestedsome"astonishing"treatments,

including"ultravioletradiation"and"disinfectantinjections"to

killthevirus.

"Sosupposingwehitthebodywithatremendous—whether

itsultravioletorjustaverypowerfullight—andIthinkyou

saidthathasntbeenchecked.AndthenIsaid,supposingyou

broughtthelightinsidethebody,whichyoucandoeither

throughtheskinorinsomeotherway,andIthinkyousaid

youregoingtotestthat,too."

"Iseethedisinfectantthatknocksitoutinaminute,oneminute.

Andisthereawaywecandosomethinglikethatbyinjection

insideoralmostacleaning?"Trumpcontinued.

WhenTrumpaskedifwecouldusehightemperatureandhigh

lightstokillthevirus,Deborah,whowasalsointheroom,

responded:"Itsnotasatreatment..."

DeborahsfaceasTrumptalkedabouthistreatmentadvice

Recallingtheday,Deborahsaidshewantedtodisappear.

Birxfroze,handsclenchedonherlap.“Ilookeddownatmy

feetandwishedfortwothings:somethingtokickandforthe

floortoopenupandswallowmewhole.”

Sincethepandemicbegan,thenumberofpeopleinfectedwith

COVID-19intheUnitedStateshasrepeatedlyexceeded

worst-casepredictions.

OnMay21,PopularSciencereportedthatthedeathtollof

COVID-19intheUnitedStatesinasingledayisnowaround

300,whichisthreetimesthedailydeathtollfromcaraccidents

intheUnitedStates.
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