• Infectious Disease Expert Slams Reported Herd Immunity Comments from Scott Atlas: ‘Most Amazing Combination of Pixie Dust and Pseudoscience'

    4 days ago - By Mediaite

    Recently the New York Times reported on an exchange between a Nobel Prize-winning economist and Dr. Scott Atlas , a radiologist who is currently serving as one of President Donald Trump's top coronavirus advisers, that led to Atlas touting “herd immunity” on covid:
    Dr. Atlas went on to reference a theory that the virus can be arrested once a small percentage of the United States population contracts it. He said there was a “likelihood that only 25 or 20 percent of people need the infection,” an apparent reference to a threshold for so-called “herd immunity” that has been widely disputed by...
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  • Twitter Takes Down Tweet from Trump Covid Adviser Scott Atlas Saying ‘Masks Work? NO'

    Twitter Takes Down Tweet from Trump Covid Adviser Scott Atlas Saying ‘Masks Work? NO'

    4 days ago - By Mediaite

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    Twitter has removed a tweet from White House coronavirus adviser Scott Atlas for violating its policy on sharing false or misleading information.
    Atlas posted a tweet questioning widespread mask use - something that has been emphasized and encouraged by other health experts and even other White House officials - that started by saying, “Masks work? NO.”
    This tweet from Dr. Atlas, the medical adviser closest to the president right now, has been flagged by Twitter for violating its policies about misleading info. Atlas, a neuroradiologist who doesn't...
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