Dr. Scott Atlas: Fauci Is A 'Political Animal,' COVID-19 Lockdowns 'Kill People' - 2020-11-12
Dr. Scott Atlas, the White House's controversial coronavirus adviser, took aim at Dr. Anthony Fauci on Tuesday, labeling the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases a "political animal" while also dismissing the idea of further COVID-19 lockdowns in the U.S.
Atlas, who was appointed by Trump in August, made the remarks during an appearance on Laura Ingraham's Fox News show. He lambasted the widely respected Fauci for saying last month that the country "could not be positioned more poorly" heading into the winter and then more recently lauding Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine and stating that doses of it may be available for high-priority recipients as early as December.
"Maybe he's cheered up because of the election," Atlas said. "There's all kind of prognostications that were made, all negative, all to undermine what the reality of the timelines were, all to undermine the president ... and once you do that sort of thing and make yourself a political animal, basically you lose your credibility," he continued.