Dr. Deborah Birx, former White House COVID-19 task force coordinator, will release a memoir this spring about her time advising former President Donald Trump on the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press reports Monday.
Silent Invasion: The Untold Story of The Trump Administration, COVID-19, and Preventing the Next Pandemic Before It's Too Late will be published April 26 by Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, per AP.
In a statement, Birx said she wrote Silent Invasion to "document the full extent of what I witnessed as I tried to save lives during this devastating time. In the book, I expose the true cost of mistakes that were made at all levels of the federal government, but I also clarify the things that went right yet remained largely unseen — the insights and innovations that saved American lives in this pandemic and are essential to preparing for the next."
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During her contentious White House tenure, during which she often appeared beside President Biden's chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci, "Birx drew criticism for everything from allegedly telling [Trump] in April 2020 that the pandemic would soon end to not standing up to the president when he contradicted advice from medical and science experts," writes AP.
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