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New WH Coronavirus Task Force Chief Is Radiologist Who Favors Herd Immunity

HeadlineAug 13, 2020

On Wednesday, President Trump publicly introduced the new head of the White House coronavirus task force: Dr. Scott Atlas, a radiologist with no expertise in infectious diseases. Dr. Atlas has promoted school reopenings and previously suggested curtailing public health measures to allow the U.S. to reach coronavirus “herd immunity.” He spent his time speaking thanking and congratulating President Trump and Vice President Pence.

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