Deborah Birx: Trump coronavirus coordinator seeks role in Biden government

Deborah Birx
Donald Trump listens as Dr Deborah Birx speaks about coronavirus at the White House © AP

When Dr. Deborah Birx was brought into President Donald Trump’s orbit to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, she had a sterling reputation as a former U.S. Army physician, a globally recognized AIDS researcher and a rare Obama administration holdover.

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The Associated Press said less than 10 months later, as Trump’s time in office nears its end, the White House coronavirus task force coordinator’s reputation is frayed. And after serving every president since Ronald Reagan, her future in the incoming Joe Biden administration is uncertain.