MSNBC 1 Dec 2020

Controversial White House Coronavirus Adviser Scott Atlas Resigns


Dr. Scott Atlas, the controversial White House coronavirus adviser, is resigning. Atlas, a neuroradiologist on leave from the Hoover Institution, a conservative think tank affiliated with Stanford University, has no background in infectious diseases. Aired on 12/01/2020.

President Trump's controversial adviser on the coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Scott Atlas, has resigned from his White House post. Atlas, a former Fox News commentator, contradicted many public health officials as cases of COVID-19 surged out of control. CBSN's Tanya Rivero has more.
Dr. Scott Atlas, who faced scrutiny from the media, resigns as Trump's special advisor. Tune into 'Tucker Carlson Tonight' for an exclusive interview. #FoxNews
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