House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that she has no confidence in Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator.
DR. DEBORAH BIRX: I have tremendous respect for the speaker, and I have tremendous respect for her long dedication to the American people. And I think it was unfortunate that New York Times wrote this article without speaking to me. I could have brought forth the data. I provide data every single day with an analysis.
The day that they're talking about that I was quote, "Pollyannish," it said there was improvement in the New York metro, but ongoing cases in Boston, in Chicago, a new outbreak in Houston, a full logarithmic spread, and new concerning outbreaks in Baltimore, New Haven, and Washington DC.
This was not a Pollyannish view. I have never been called Pollyannish or non-scientific or non-data driven. And I will stake my 40-year career on those fundamental principles of utilizing data to really implement better programs to save more lives.