Stanford’s Dr. Scott Atlas, lockdown critic, joins Trump team

Dr. Scott Atlas in the White House briefing room. AP photo.

This story originally appeared in the Monday, Aug. 17, edition of the Daily Post. Pick up the Post to get the latest local news, available at 1,000 Mid-Peninsula locations.

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President Trump has found a new doctor for his coronavirus task force — Dr. Scott Atlas, the former chief of neuroradiology at Stanford Medical Center and a fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution.

He has long been a critic of coronavirus lockdowns and has campaigned for kids to return to the classroom and for the return of college sports, just like Trump.
“Scott is a very famous man who’s also very highly respected,” Trump told reporters as he introduced the addition. “He has many great ideas and he thinks what we’ve done is really good.”
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  1. And how does neuroradiology have anything to do with viruses? He doesn’t see patients. An immunology expert would be a better choice. Good for him, courageous enough to support Trump in this Trump Derangement Syndrome city. MAGA.

  2. I applaud Trump’s move to have Dr. Atlas join his team. I support Dr. Atlas and his call to return kids to the classroom. I would like he and Trump move to bring Hydroxychloroquine + zinc back to the U.S. market as an effective and the best known way to treat Covid. Hydroxychloroquine has been used for decades in the United States and even offered over the counter in many countries, including Iran, it is that safe. My hope is that Trump can continue to champion HCQ to debunk media hysteria and untruths. Lancet had to retract its false claim on HCQ, which is unheard of. HCQ is a safe, effective, and combined with zinc and azithromycin, the most effective way to cure covid.

  3. well trump found himself a yes man who is willing to endanger the lives of Americans to feeds trumps ego. 183,000 dead, 6 million infected with Covid19, hate crimes on the rise and civil unrest. I don’t feel safe in Trump’s America. He is destroying our democracy and his supporters cheer him on.

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