HarperCollins Publishers' imprint announced Monday that Birx will publish "Silent Invasion" by Birx. It is a book about the Trump Administration, COVID-19 and Preventing The Next Pandemic before it's Too Late.
Birx stated that he wrote "Silent Invasion" to show the full extent of what he saw as a rescuer during that terrible time. I expose the true costs of federal government mistakes, and I clarify the things that went well, yet remain largely unrevealed -- the insights that saved lives and were essential for preparing for the next.
Birx, 65, is currently a senior fellow at George W. Bush Institute. She was a well-respected public health expert since the 1980s. She was a U.S. Army doctor and a recognized AIDS researcher. In February 2020, Vice President Mike Pence named her White House coronavirus response Coordinator.
Birx was criticized for telling Trump in April 2020 that the pandemic would soon be over to his refusal to stand up to him when he disagreed with science and medical experts. Her response to Trump's suggestion that the virus could possibly be defeated by injecting bleach was notable.
Birx stated to ABC television that "Frankly, it was a difficult episode" in March 2021. It's something I think about every day.
In 2020, she was again criticized after she went to Delaware for Thanksgiving weekend despite the fact that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had advised against holiday travel. She had already announced her retirement at the end of the year.
Birx testified that she wanted a stronger response to the virus after her departure. However, Dr. Scott Atlas was countered by President Trump's COVID-19 top adviser. His memoir, "A Plague Upon Our Hour," was published in 2021.
Birx stated that he could see the effects of what was happening across the United States, the severity of the virus among those most severely ill, and his concern for those potentially less ill. Birx spoke to a congressional panel last autumn. "And within the White House is someone that is basically hoping for community to spread to increase."