“You can’t take that kind of risk with the leaders of the country,” Birx said.April 7, 2020, 2:09 PM11 min read White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx knows how tough the social distancing guidelines can be, revealing one “sacrifice” on Monday that, she says, has personally challenged her. Birx said she opted out of visiting her granddaughter over the weekend, despite the 10-month-old having “a fever of 105” and Birx feeling a responsibility as the doctor of the family — calling it an illustration of the sacrifices everyone must also take to slow the spread of COVID-19. “We need to take care of each other now as Americans and do everything that’s in those guidelines. And I know they’re tough. I know incredibly how tough they are,” Birx said at Monday’s briefing. “My grandchild of 10 months got a fever of 105 this weekend. I’m the doctor. And I couldn’t get there.” “I was trying to explain to my daughter how to listen to her lungs — how to listen to her lungs and the baby’s,” Birx continued, before the president interjected. “But you did not get there, you did not get there?” he asked. “I did


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