Dr. Scott Atlas, the Trump pandemic adviser, who pushed herd immunity and caused COVID outbreaks from coast to coast has resigned.
Video of Fox News reporting the resignation:
Trump's totally unqualified and dangerous to the welfare of the American people coronavirus adviser Scott Atlas has resigned, but he will be on Tucker Carlson's show to probably tell Fox viewers how great everything is going with COVID. pic.twitter.com/d3da5YvBD6
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) December 1, 2020
Fox News reported, “Moments ago this story breaking Dr. Scott atlas special adviser on the pandemic has resigned his post. He joined the administration in August with the designated 130-day term which will expire this week. Weighs sometimes criticized for his push to reopen businesses and schools in the United States. He called the lockdown extremely harmful and in his resignation letter obtained by Fox News, he writes this my advice was always focused on mitigating all the harms from both the pandemic and the structural policies themselves especially to the working class and the poor.”
Atlas became the trusted voice that Trump listened to on the pandemic instead of experts like Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx. It was Atlas who told Trump what he wanted to hear on the coronavirus and pushed the concept of herd immunity, which has been a disaster for the country and helped to fuel the third surge in pandemic cases.
Scott Atlas was a never qualified yes man who likely got Americans killed. He is one of the members of the Trump administration whose behavior harmed people in a way that was nearly criminal.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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