White House’s Dr. Birx visits University of Tennessee to discuss COVID-19 response

WATCH: Dr. Birx at University of Tennessee discussing COVID-19

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WMC) - Dr. Deborah Birx, a top member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force is paid a visit to the University of Tennessee in Knoxville for a discussion on COVID-19.

Officials with UT, state and local officials and other health care professionals were also in attendance to ask Birx questions regarding the virus.

Last weekend, Birx stopped in the Mid-South paying recognition to the progress the region has made in the fight against the spread of COVID-19.

Birx ‘very encouraged’ by COVID-19 trends in Mid-South

After meeting with officials from the University of Mississippi in Oxford she said she was “very encouraged” by how far the Mid-South has come as the pandemic continues.

Watch the main video at the top of this story for Birx’s full statement at UT.

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