Deborah Birx served as a physician in the United States Army, rising to the rank of colonel before she retired from military service. She started her career with the United States Department Of Defense as a clinician in immunology, focusing on HIV / AIDS vaccine research. She then served in the Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center from 1985 to 1989, authoring an article on the defective regulation of Epstein – Barr virus infection in patients with HIV/AIDS and related disorders that The New England Journal of Medicine published in 1986 and that Robert R. Redfield of the Walter Reed Army Institute Of Research (presently the director of the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) co-authored. In 1996, she became the Director of the United States Military HIV Research Program at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, a role she held until 2005.
From 2005 to 2014, Deborah Birx served as the director of CDC’s Division of Global HIV/AIDS, which is part of the agency’s Center for Global Health.
Deborah Birx was nominated by President Barack Obama as United States Global AIDS Coordinator and confirmed by the Senate ; she was sworn in April 4, 2014. She described her role as ambassador to help meet the HIV prevention and treatment targets set by Obama in 2015 to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
On February 27, 2020, Vice President Mike Pence named Ambassador Deborah Birx as response coordinator for the White House Corona-virus Task Force.
Deborah Birx serves as a Member of the Board for Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria as of March 2020.
Here are some questions. If she is a member of the Board to fight Malaria, why did she not recommend the drug that is so successful in fighting Malaria to fight Corona.
Another question is, why is the United States Military doing involved in HIV Research ? Could it be, that both HIV and the Corona Virus are products of the United States Military ?