Trump getting advice from critic of coronavirus lockdowns - 2020-08-16
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has found a new doctor for his coronavirus task force — and this time there's no daylight between them.
Trump last week announced that Dr. Scott Atlas, a frequent guest on Fox News Channel, has joined the White House as a pandemic adviser. Atlas, the former chief of neuroradiology at Stanford University Medical Center and a fellow at Stanford's center-right think tank the Hoover Institution, has no expertise in public health or infectious diseases.
But 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.