Dr. Deborah Birx has made the list.
By “Dr. Deborah Birx,” we’re talking about one of the top leaders on the COVID pandemic taskforce who’s spearheaded many of the national pushes for restricted travel, mandated masks, and forced industry shutdowns that have bankrupted millions of Americans.
And by “the list,” we mean the ever-growing catalog of national leaders caught violating their own rules supposedly put in place to keep us unwashed masses from spreading our germs.
According to reports, the esteemed doctor, who’s repeatedly encouraged the rest of us to hunker down in our homes and only venture outdoors if we absolutely have to for essentials like, you know, food and emergency health care, left the day after Thanksgiving for one of – one of – her vacation properties in Delaware.
And, according to the AP, she was accompanied by not one, not two, but three generations of her family from two separate households, including her daughter, her son-in-law and two young grandchildren.
Which, according to the CDC, is a major no-no during a pandemic, where we should be avoiding family members from outside our daily household like the plague.
According to the federal government, for which Birx works and which has set the dictatorial guidelines by which we’ve been constrained for the better part of a year, “People who do not currently live in your housing unit, such as college students who are returning home from school for the holidays, should be considered part of different households.”
The agency has asked people to cancel their travel plans over the holidays and has advised against mixing people from different households, even if they’re related.
While on her Delaware trip, Birx took time out of her family schedule for an interview with “Face the Nation,” where she criticized Americans who “may have made mistakes over the Thanksgiving time period,” saying that anyone who traveled outside their normal home and comingled with others should assume they’re infected.
But when it comes to Birx’s own travels, it’s totally alright – after all, she later explained she wasn’t there to celebrate Thanksgiving with her family, but instead to deal with “winterization” issues regarding the property – which, apparently, required the presence of her daughter, son-in-law, and young grandchildren. She did admit that while there, the family shared a meal indoors.
Just not Thanksgiving turkey. Which makes it all OK.