Majority of Medical Experts Criticizing Dr. Scott Atlas Have Donated Exclusively to Democrats

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Posted: Sep 15, 2020 2:30 PM
Majority of Medical Experts Criticizing Dr. Scott Atlas Have Donated Exclusively to Democrats

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A group of medical professionals at Stanford University are criticizing Dr. Scott Atlas, an adviser on COVID-19 to President Trump and fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institute, claiming that his counsel “runs counter to science,” in a letter to the institution’s medical community.

Dr. Atlas’s colleagues accuse him of “encouraging transmission” of the virus, referring to the encouragement of herd immunity, which will eventually control the spread of the virus. Dr. Atlas denied these claims and condemned fear mongering, in a series of tweets:

The medical experts behind the letter claim to air their concerns exclusively in the interest of public health, but the group is hardly nonpartisan. The vast majority of co-signers have donated to Democrats or left-leaning interest groups:

The coronavirus task force is not a partisan entity, and exists to develop the federal government’s response to COVID-19 with the counsel of medical professionals. Politicizing the virus does a disservice to the American people and only creates public distrust in the federal government.