Dr. Deborah Birx: Media should 'make sure the headlines reflect the science' on COVID-19
The coordinator of the White House Task Force on COVID-19, Dr. Deborah Birx, would critique the media a little bit with how they've been covering the pandemic.
"I think we have to be responsible about our headlines," Birx would say on Fox News last weekend on Saturday. "I think often, the reporting may be accurate in paragraph three, four, and five. But I’m not sure how many people actually get to paragraph three, four, and five."
"I think the responsibility that the press has is to make sure the headlines reflect the science and data that is in their piece itself," stated Birx after talking about the press being "very slicey and dicey about how they put sentences together in order to create headlines."
On that Sunday morning, she would stress that even further criticizing the media for their coverage on President Trump suggesting people inject disinfectants to fight the virus, which has been proven false, saying the media covers it way too much.
"I think it bothers me that this is still in the news cycle," Dr. Birx said on CNN's State of the Union, later saying, "sometimes I worry that we don’t get the information to the American people that they need when we continue to bring up something that was from Thursday night."
You can watch the interview from Fox News here: