Former President Trump’s special adviser and member of the White House coronavirus task force, Scott Atlas, is publishing a book detailing his account of the early days of the White House’s coronavirus response and pointing to renowned experts. doctors.
Atlas’s book, titled “A Plague on Our House: My Fight in Trump’s White House to Stop COVID from Destroying America,” will be published on December 7. According to the book’s distributor, Simon and ShusterAtlas attempts to reveal the reality behind the scenes, with revelations about members of the White House task force, including physician Deborah Birx and the director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Anthony Fauci.
“The book includes shocking assessments of the task force members’ limited knowledge and understanding of the science of COVID and details heated discussions with the task force members, including all of the most controversial episodes that dominated the headlines for weeks,” according to Simon & Shuster.
Considered a controversial figure himself at the time, Atlas is a radiologist and a fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institute. He was hired by the Trump administration in December 2020, but resigned after four months in office.
He spoke to Fox News about his next book and said so, “it provides an honest perspective on how our leaders functioned in the greatest healthcare crisis of the last century, the pandemic and its management, without the distorting sense of media and politics.”
The Trump administration’s White House coronavirus task force, led by former Vice President Mike Pence, consisted of Birx, Fauci, and the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Robert Redfield, among others.
According to the Guardian, Atlas focused on Birx and Fauci in their new book and essentially blamed the duo for not doing enough during the Trump administration’s mistakes, particularly at the time Trump suggested the idea of ingesting disinfectant, while on camera. during a press conference.
Birx and Fauci stood by the president during the debacles that dominated the headlines in the Brady Newsroom about using hydroxychloroquine, drinking disinfectant, ingesting bleach and using ultraviolet light to cure the virus. They were there as the only medical input to the task force, generating all the warning output to the states, ”Atlas wrote, according to The Guardian.
Hydroxychloroquine was an especially contentious topic during the Trump administration, with the former president publicly disagree with Fauci on it, because the drug is used primarily as a malaria treatment. Trump continued take hydroxychloroquine himself, with the White House physician saying, “the potential benefit of the treatment outweighed the relative risks”
Fauci later it was on cnn and said that hydroxychloroquine was not an effective drug for treating COVID-19.
According to The Guardian, Atlas also criticized Birx in his book, saying he had “volatile behavior” and “disrupt[ed] everyone who challenged her. “However, then-Vice President Pence decided that removing her from the task force” was simply not worth risking the next election. “
The Atlas revelations come just as Brix was speaking to Congressional investigators in October about the Trump administration’s failures to respond to the coronavirus pandemic that resulted in hundreds of thousands of American deaths.
According to The New York Times, Birx told the researchers of their attempts to pinpoint the controversial methods that Atlas endorsed, such as herd immunity, saying, “I was constantly alerting doctors at meetings of the depth of my concern about Dr. Atlas’s position, Dr. Atlas’ Access, Dr. Atlas’s theories and hypotheses, and the depth and breadth of my concern. “
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