TUSCALOOSA, AL. — White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx had high praise for the University of Alabama and its students as part of her trip across the south visiting with university and community leaders, which stopped in Tuscaloosa on Friday.
A world-renowned global health official, Birx was appointed to the Office of the Vice President to aid in the government’s response to COVID-19 and can regularly be seen speaking during White House press briefings on matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Birx spent her visit to Tuscaloosa meeting with students, UA administrators and local elected officials, which comes roughly eight weeks after her roundtable meeting with Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey.
“I think what we have found across a series of, particularly the SEC schools where we’re concentrated in this trip, the schools that prepared and had a plan,” she said, pointing also to her visit to the University