Two leading public health experts in the United States, Doctors Anthony Fauci and Robert Redfield, are concerned that a White House adviser is giving false or misleading information about the corona epidemic to President Donald Trump.
Fauci fears advisor Scott Atlas, recently added to Trump’s corona team, is giving the president information that “has been really taken out of context or even incorrect.”
Just hours before Fauci, director of the US National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, who spoke to CNN news channel, Robert Redfield, director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), expressed the same concern.
“Everything he says is incorrect,” virologist Redfield is said to have complained about board a flight. Redfield then admitted to news channel NBC that he was talking about Scott Atlas.
The White House insists that there is no strategy to that principle, although Trump did allude to it recently and reiterated Monday that he believes the US is near the end of the epidemic.
Medics from Atlas’ alma mater Stanford University and other public health experts have previously condemned his view.
“Everything I’ve said comes straight from the data and science,” Atlas insisted Monday in a White House statement. The CDC states that Redfield’s statements about Atlas represent only one side of “a private discussion of some of the things he said publicly about Covid-19.”