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Reports have been released claiming that Dr. Deborah Birx, White House Coronavirus Task Force Coordinator, broke some of the same recommendations she made about Americans interacting with family around Thanksgiving.

On Nov. 19, Birx urged people to “increase their vigilance at this moment” due to increasing COVID cases. Part of her guidance was to limit interactions indoors to immediate households.

However, according to the Associated Press, Birx visited a vacation property she owns in Delaware and was joined by three generations of family members from two households.

The AP said that Birx said the 50-hour visit was required to deal with the winterization of the property before a potential sale. She also said everyone on her trip belonged to her immediate household, though she acknowledged they live in two different homes.

Birx reportedly told the AP she didn’t go to Delaware for the purpose of celebrating Thanksgiving, but said her family did share a meal together.

Author: Jacob Hall