The feuds between White House coronavirus adviser Scott Atlas and top public health officials are raising more questions about President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from Trump-Biden debate clash The Memo: Debate or debacle? Democrats rip Trump for not condemning white supremacists, Proud Boys at debate MORE’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Atlas, a Stanford University neuroradiologist without experience in public health, first joined the White House coronavirus task force this summer after appearing frequently on Fox News.
He has come under fire from public health experts inside and outside the administration who accuse him of feeding Trump misinformation.
They argue public health agencies are already facing a public confidence crisis and that Atlas’s influence is undermining those agencies even further.
“The only qualification he has is that he parrots what President Trump wants to hear. To me, that makes him doubly dangerous,” said Mark Rosenberg, who ran the