Stanford University officials are trying to distance the school from comments made by Dr. Scott Atlas, a research fellow there who works at President TrumpDonald John Trump responds to Whitmer on Atlas: I will not be bullied for not following reputable scholars “Obama: US opponents have seen us weak” Obama describes his wife Michelle’s resistance to presidential ambitions MoreThe Coronavirus Task Force that has promoted the controversial theories about the epidemic and the policy behind it.
“The university was asked to comment on recent statements made by Dr. Scott Atlas, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution who was on leave from that position,” the school said late Monday evening. The current situation. “Stanford’s position on managing the epidemic in our community is clear. We support the use of masks, social distancing, and the conduct of surveillance and diagnostic tests. We also believe in the importance of strictly following the guidance of local and state health authorities.”
Dr. Atlas has expressed opinions that are inconsistent with the university’s approach to responding to the epidemic. Dr. Atlas’ statements reflect his personal views and not those of the Hoover Institution or the University. 3/3
Stanford University (@ Stanford) November 17, 2020
Atlas clashed at the weekend with the state of Michigan. Gretchen WhitmerGretchen Whitmer responds to Atlas: I will not be bullied for not following reputable scientists, Michigan is enacting new coronavirus restrictions on restaurants, bars and schools 16 Michigan police officers with COVID-19 (D), who announced new restrictions on public gatherings, restaurants and other aspects of life in an effort to thwart the ballooning cases of COVID-19.
Several other governors have announced similar measures or guidelines for staying home in recent days.
“The only way to stop this is if people get up,” Atlas said He said in a tweet. “You get what you accept.”
Earlier this year, federal authorities intercepted a plot by local terrorists in Michigan to kidnap Whitmer and bring her to a remote location outside of the state for trial for the “crimes” they believe have committed against the state’s citizens and their freedoms.
The Atlas system has also promoted so-called “herd immunity” as a means of controlling the epidemic, a strategy that would limit lockdown measures to segments of society considered “at risk” while allowing all other community members to carry out their services. Daily life as normal, allowing the virus to run its course.
Atlas has publicly split with the nation’s top health experts and questioned the effectiveness of mask use and social distancing.
In September, he was Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention he heard In a private phone call he complains about Atlas’ position on the epidemic.
“Everything he says is a liar,” Redfield.
Dr. Anthony FauciAnthony FauciWhitmer responds to Atlas: I will not be intimidated by not following up on reputable scientists, the United States sees a million new cases of coronavirus in one week Como threatens to sue the Trump administration over the vaccine distribution plan MoreA leading infectious disease doctor in the country, he has also distanced himself from the rhetoric espoused by Atlas.
“I don’t want to say anything against Dr. Atlas as a person, but I totally disagree with the position he takes. I just do, period,” Fauci He said on Monday.
Stanford echoed Fauci.