Trump science advisor Scott Atlas leaving White Home job

Washington, December 1

Dr Scott Atlas, a science advisor to President Donald Trump who was sceptical of measures to control the coronavirus outbreak, is leaving his White House post.

A White House official confirmed that the Stanford University neuroradiologist, who had no formal experience in public health or infectious diseases, resigned at the end of his temporary government assignment.

Atlas confirmed the news in a Monday evening tweet.

Atlas joined the White House this summer, where he clashed with top government scientists, including Dr Anthony Fauci and Dr Deborah Birx, as he resisted stronger efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed more than 2,67,000 Americans. AP

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