Dr. Birx to Newsmax: Americans Need COVID Info, Not Mandates

Americans don’t need mandates to keep them safe from COVID, but they do need information and treatments and aren’t getting them, Dr. Deborah Birx, the coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Task Force during the Trump administration, said on Newsmax Tuesday.

“We’re not giving Americans the tools that they need to protect their families,” Birx told Newsmax’s “National Report.” “Americans are smart. They know what to do. We don’t need mandates. We need knowledge in the communities and access to those tools, which rural America doesn’t have.”

It is not just a matter of vaccines, said Birx, as “rural Americans don’t have access to paxlovid. Most of them don’t even know that paxlovid could keep them out of the hospital.”

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