Scott Atlas releases book blasting bureaucrats for misleading Trump in Covid response

by Laura Ramirez

Dr. Scott Atlas, a former White House Covid-19 adviser to President Trump, released a memoir detailing his experience at the White House and exposing the “unvarnished truth” about the Covid-19 Task Force, specifically blasting Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx.

In an interview with Fox News on his new book, Atlas blasted “those leading America’s public health” during the rise of the Covid-19 pandemic as “failures.”

“With their draconian measures focused on one thing, stopping COVID cases at all costs instead of considering all of health harms, and a shocking lack of critical thinking about the science, this was a reckless abuse of public health and a moral failure in what should be expected from public health leaders,” Atlas said. “Inflicting enormous harms with lockdowns and restrictions, they failed to protect the elderly, they failed to stop the spread of the infection, they failed to stop the deaths – all the while destroying lower income families and sacrificing the health of our children, while sparing the affluent and the elite.”

“Trust in America’s institutions has been severely damaged,” he added. “Science itself has been politicized, while universities and the media prohibit the free exchange of ideas necessary to solve future crises. This book is a first step toward restoring that trust by exposing the truth.”

In “A Plague Upon Our House,” Atlas details how Dr. Fauci failed to “present scientific research on the pandemic” and only offered “occasional comments or update on vaccine trial participant totals.” Atlas claimed he was the only member who showed up studies and information.

“A bigger surprise was that Fauci did not present scientific research on the pandemic to the group that I witnessed. Likewise, I never heard him speak about his own critical analysis of any published research studies. This was stunning to me. Aside from intermittent status updates about clinical trial enrollments, Fauci served the Task Force by offering an occasional comment or update on vaccine trial participant totals, mostly when the VP would turn to him and ask,” Atlas wrote.

Atlas states he would often only speak up to contradict what both Fauci and Birx were saying. No one dared to back him up during the meetings, but he did receive praise in private for standing up against them.

Atlas further claimed that Trump was betrayed and mislead by Fauci and Birx to shutdown the county for two weeks in an attempt to control the virus. However, when that failed to bring the success Fauci and Birx wished, they persuaded him to extend the lockdowns.

Trump, according to Atlas, sometimes went against his own better judgment since Fauci and Birx were the only doctors in his inner circle at the time.

“Yes, the president initially had gone along with the lockdowns proposed by Fauci and Birx, the ‘fifteen days to slow the spread,’ even though he had serious misgivings. But I still believe the reason that he kept repeating his one question—“Do you agree with the initial shutdown?”—whenever he asked questions about the pandemic was precisely because he still had misgivings about it,” Atlas writes.

“They had convinced him to do exactly the opposite of what he would naturally do in any other circumstance.”

Birx allegedly told Atlas that his opinion was “out of the mainstream” when he believed schools should have remained open.

“Meanwhile she insisted that all experts agreed with her,” Atlas wrote. “I shook my head, thinking of some of the world-class epidemiologists who agreed with me—John Ioannidis and Jay Bhattacharya of Stanford, Martin Kulldorff of Harvard, Carl Heneghan and Sunetra Gupta of Oxford—and wondered if she or Fauci had ever read a single publication by them.”

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