DISEASE EXPERTISE: DEBORAH BIRX - DATA SORCERESS + DOYENNE OF OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE
In this existential moment punctuated by paralysis and fear, we are all navigating uncertainty and dread. Dealing with the double whammy of a killer phantom virus and a sudden stop economy, it’s easy to lose patience and hope, especially in the absence of a good haircut/color treatment (we’re all showing our true colors at this point) and this unexpectedly sedentary life marked by ‘social distancing’ and withdrawal.
But one lady shines like a super nova. She’s not defined by the fashion she wears or the number of likes on her page. She's beyond all that. She is mission-driven and committed to defeating this spontaneous bug. She is a force in the fight against HIV/AIDS, a pioneering doctor, a seasoned warrior, an alpha girl extraordinaire; mom, wife, daughter and badass virus hunter making the world a better place. Her name is Dr. Deborah Birx and we are totally smitten. She is a bonafide role model, genuine germ slayer, steamy statistician and dreamy data scientist. The boys at the White House have been swooning.