Dr. Deborah Birx, coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force, says she did not visit her grandchild despite the 10-month-old having a fever of 105 this weekend.
Birx shared her experience during a Monday task force briefing with reporters, while urging people in particularly high-risk areas to stay home as much as possible.
Im the doctor. And I couldnt get there, she said during the press briefing. I mean, so Im trying to explain to my daughter how to listen to her lungs. How to listen to her lungs, how to listen to the babys lungs&
President Donald Trump, standing feet away from Birx, asked, But you did not get there, you did not get there?
I did not go there. Because of you two, she said, gesturing toward the President and Vice President Mike Pence, who stood nearby. I mean, you cant take that kind of risk with the leaders of the country.
Birx said that her granddaughter is coming out of it.
She stopped short of telling people not to go to the grocery store for the next week in high-risk areas, but did recommend consolidating shopping trips and sending one member per family.
Watch the moment: