Dr. Scott Atlas Responds To Stanford Faculty Senate Resolution Criticizing His Work For COVID Task Force

Dr. Scott Atlas, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force was criticized in resolution by the Faculty Senate of Stanford University. Atlas responded in a letter published by The Stanford Review:

 

“I was disappointed to learn that the Faculty Senate of Stanford University on November 19, 2020 adopted a resolution criticizing my work for the United States government.  We all wish to guide our nation through this pandemic with the best advice and knowledge that we can bring to bear. It is for this reason that I accepted the request of the President of the United States to serve as an advisor since August of this year.  I have been honored to serve our country during these difficult months for our nation and the world.

I am a health policy scholar, medical scientist and doctor.  I have always used science and factual evidence to help generate the best possible policies to save lives. My views in favor of the careful protection of our nation’s most vulnerable while safely re-opening society are far from contrary to science. These views are held by some of the world’s top epidemiologists from Harvard, Oxford, and Stanford itself, as well as by thousands of medical and public health scientists from around the world. I have also repeatedly recommended mitigation measures, including social distancing and mask-wearing when one cannot distance. Media reports to the contrary are simply false.”

Read the rest of his letter here: https://stanfordreview.org/scott-atlas-stanford-response/

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