President Trump's New COVID-19 Adviser Is Making Public Health Experts Nervous - 2020-09-04

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F97.png President Trump's New COVID-19 Adviser Is Making Public Health Experts Nervous September 4, 2020, Geoff Brumfiel, National Public Radio

Dr. Scott Atlas has literally written the book on magnetic resonance imaging. He has also co-authored numerous scientific studies on the economics of medical imaging technology.

"He's an MRI guy," says Dr. Ashish Jha, the dean of the Brown University School of Public Health. "If I was confused about some brain lesion and what the MRI findings were, I'd be happy to call him up."

But President Trump has tapped Atlas for a very different role — as an adviser on the coronavirus pandemic. As such, he is counseling the president on life-and-death decisions about the virus, which has already killed more than 180,000 Americans so far this year.

That has Jha and others worried.

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