Dr. Deborah Birx, of course, is one of the now-sainted U.S. public-health “experts” who insist that people ought to sacrifice many of the simple joys of living in order to avoid Covid-19. As has been widely reported, however, the good doctor violated her own advice to not travel during the Thanksgiving holiday. Here’s part of a report from the New York Post:
Dr. Deborah Birx traveled with family out of state over Thanksgiving weekend — disregarding her own advice to stay home and not gather during the holidays, according to a report.
The White House coronavirus response coordinator was joined by three different generations of family at one of her vacation properties on Fenwick Island in Delaware on Nov. 27, just one day after the Thanksgiving holiday, the Associated Press reported.
The group — which included her husband Paige Reffe, a daughter, son-in-law and two young grandchildren — were from two separate households.
Birx — who has a home in Washington, DC, and another in Potomac, Maryland — defended the trip, saying she needed to take care of winterizing the property before a potential sale.
“I did not go to Delaware for the purpose of celebrating Thanksgiving,” Birx said in a statement.
She argued that the members of the trip belong to her “immediate household,” though she acknowledged they live in separate homes.
Birx had urged people in the days leading up to Thanksgiving to keep gatherings to “your immediate household.”
“I don’t like it to be any number,” Birx said on CNN’s “New Day.”
“Because you know, if you say it can be 10, and it’s eight people from four different families, then that’s probably is not the same degree of safe as 10 people from your immediate household.”
Birx said at the time that every American is obligated to make sacrifices to stop the spread of the virus.
It’s easy – and appropriate – to criticize Birx and her ilk for their hypocrisy. So let these criticisms pour forth.
But there’s a deeper lesson to be drawn from the many tales of our “leaders'” habit of regularly violating the oh-so-serious advice that they dispense to us little folk – namely, our “leaders” don’t really believe what they tell us about Covid’s alleged dangers. That is, they’re lying to us. If they believed what they say, they would all remain home, cowering in fear of coming into contact with the super-lethal, to-be-avoided-at-all-costs, monstrous, it’s-gonna-kill-ya-if-it-gits-ya coronavirus.
And yet Dr. Birx reveals by her own actions that the value to her of winterizing her property is greater than is the risk that she believes Covid poses to her and her family members.
My very dear friend Yevdokiya Zagumenova (who spent her early childhood in the Soviet Union) texted me, in response to news of Dr. Birx’s house-winterization trip:
This is Soviet hypocrisy, Don. Exactly what happened in the USSR. Clearly, the virus is not that dangerous and the actions of Fauci and Birx, not to mention politicians, confirm that this is so. Yet we have millions of KGB Karens ratting out their neighbours.
When, oh when, will this derangement end?