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Trump science adviser Scott Atlas leaving White House job

1 month ago   |   By Star Tribune

Dr. Scott Atlas, a science adviser to President Donald Trump who was skeptical of measures to control the coronavirus outbreak, is leaving his White House post.
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Reports: Coronavirus adviser Dr. Scott Atlas resigns from Trump administration

Reports: Coronavirus adviser Dr. Scott Atlas resigns from Trump administration

1 month ago   |   By KETV

Dr. Scott Atlas, a member of the White House's coronavirus task force, has resigned from his post in the Trump administration, according to reports.
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Dr. Scott Atlas resigns as coronavirus adviser to President Trump

Dr. Scott Atlas resigns as coronavirus adviser to President Trump

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

WASHINGTON - Dr. Scott Atlas has resigned as special adviser to President Donald Trump on coronavirus, a White House official confirmed to Reuters.
Stanford doctor Scott Atlas, who has no prior background in infectious diseases or public health, was one of the president's lead science advisers on the pandemic. Atlas has been a public skeptic about mask-wearing and other measures widely accepted by the scientific community to slow the spread of the virus.
Stanford issued a statement earlier in November saying his views were inconsistent with the university's approach to the pandemic.
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Controversial Trump adviser Dr. Scott Atlas reportedly resigned from the White House COVID-19 task force

Controversial Trump adviser Dr. Scott Atlas reportedly resigned from the White House COVID-19 task force

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Dr. Scott Atlas, who served as a special adviser to President Donald Trump on the coronavirus, resigned from the White House COVID-19 task force Monday, Fox News and CNN reported.
Atlas, who joined the task force in August, was a Special Government Employee , meaning his role in the task force was temporary and would not exceed 130 days. His tenure was set to expire this week, according to the Fox News report. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
"I am writing to resign from my position as Special Advisor to the President of the...
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