Donald Trumps Coronavirus “Expert” Who Follows Orders
Dr. Atlas has been hired as a member of Donald Trump’s coronavirus panel. It just so happens that Dr. Atlas and the President think very much alike when it comes to COVID-19. Who is this guy?
Dr. Atlas is reported to be a Senior Fellow at the conservative think tank, the Hoover Institution, located at Stamford University. He is a member of the Working Group on Healthcare Policy. He has impressive credentials in his Hoover Institution biography. He appears to be an expert in healthcare policy.
Dr. Atlas received his MD from the University of Chicago School of Medicine. So, what’s his specialty in medicine? According to a Forbes article, “he’s board-certified in diagnostic radiology, which means he specializes in reading and interpreting imaging like X-rays, CT scans and MRIs, and he served as a professor and chief of neuroradiology at Stanford University Medical Center from 1998 to 2012.“
Did you notice anything missing in his Stanford bio? Dr. Atlas has ZERO training or experience in infectious diseases. Yet, he’s quick to jump aboard the Trump Train and declare that schools should open for in person classes. He is also against the suspension of college football.
“There is such fear in the community and unfortunately it’s been propagated by people who are doing some really sloppy thinking and really sensationalistic media reporting,” Atlas said in a Business Insider interview.
He mirrors Donald Trump in opening schools and college sports. He’s telling us he’s smarter than scientists with vast experience in infectious diseases. Now if we were talking about something in the radiology field, he could be a go to guy. However, when it comes to the coronavirus, Dr. Fauci is the voice to listen to. Donald Trump doesn’t want his experts to speak out contrarily to his pronouncements and Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx refuse to follow Trump down the lies highway.
So, to get an “expert” who will agree with him, Trump finds Atlas to be his ventriloquist’s dummy. Dr. Atlas brings nothing to the coronavirus table except parroting Trump’s coronavirus beliefs. The last thing America needs is more noise from the White House.
Dr. Atlas should do the country a favor and stick to his specialty.