He has specialized in radiology and neuroradiology, including serving as chief of neuroradiology at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Scott Atlas, a highly controversial member of the White House's coronavirus task force, has resigned from his post in the Trump administration. "His actions have undermined and threatened public health even as countless lives have been lost to Covid-19," the faculty wrote. For several weeks, Dr. Atlas has been making the case in print and in other media that we as a society have overreacted in imposing draconian restrictions on movement, gatherings, schools, sports, and other activities. 1 Biography; 2 Selected works; 3 References; 4 External links; 5 Bio page for Hoover Institution Senior Fellow. “I stand by everything we said,” Fischbach wrote. By Kaitlan Collins, Jim Acosta and Devan Cole, CNN. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Flipboard Email. Scott Atlas, the controversial coronavirus adviser who resigned Monday, had been repeatedly denounced by faculty at Stanford University for … The budget-neutral plan borrows from a policy paper by … Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images . US politics. Scott W. Atlas is an American physician and health care policy expert. Scott W. Atlas, MD, is the Robert Wesson Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. Last week dozens of doctors and researchers affiliated with Stanford University signed onto a letter excoriating Atlas, who worked as a senior fellow at its Hoover Institution, saying they had a “moral and ethical responsibility” to denounce his claims about Covid-19 and his optimistic outlook on returning to normal life. Dr. Scott Atlas, who had no formal experience in public health or infectious diseases, gained infamy for his skepticism of measures to control the coronavirus outbreak. Who is Dr. Scott Atlas, Trump's New Coronavirus Task Force Adviser? Joy Pullmann, The Federalist November 24, 2020 (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Scott Atlas, a neuroradiologist from Stanford's Hoover Institution, joined the White House as a pandemic adviser in August 2020. Dr. Atlas investigates the impact of government and the private sector on access, quality, pricing, and innovation in health care and is a frequent policy advisor to government and industry leaders in these areas. Dr. Scott Atlas, the White House science adviser, has been a vocal critic of the lockdowns that some experts believe were necessary to control the coronavirus. A look at news events in December 2020: 01 - U.S. President Donald Trump's science adviser announced he is leaving his post. Dr. Scott Atlas, former member of the White House Coronavirus Taskforce, walks at the White House in Washington, DC, on October 12, 2020. In his resignation letter, he brags about how great the Trump administration did in handling the coronavirus. Scott Atlas is an actor, known for Our Town (1977) and Fantasy Island (1977). In the letter, he said his "advice was always focused on minimizing all the harms from both the pandemic and the structural policies themselves, especially to the working class and the poor.". Atlas, a neuroradiologist at Stanford University who has no formal experience in public health or infectious diseases, challenges the overwhelming consensus of the scientific community and controls the spread of new coronaviruses, including the use of face masks. White House pandemic adviser Scott Atlas speaks to reporters at a White House news conference in September. “Many of his opinions and statements run counter to established science and, by doing so, undermine public-health authorities and the credible science that guides effective public health policy,” the letter states. , Scott Atlas lawyer threatens defamation suit over critical Stanford open letter as Counter to Fauci and Birx he! 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