‘I was disgusted’: Dr. Scott Atlas’ upcoming memoir critical of Fauci, Birx, Redfield during early days of pandemic

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Set to be released early next month, Trump era White House Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Scott Atlas’s upcoming memoir documenting his time on the force is reportedly highly, highly, highly critical of his colleagues.

Namely National Institution of Allergy and Infectious Disease director Dr. Anthony Fauci, who also now serves as the current president’s chief medical advisor, and Dr. Deborah Birx, who like Atlas is no longer involved with the government.

As a reminder, both of them were equally critical of him. BuzzFeed News reported over the summer about emails showing that Birx and Fauci had been trash-talking him behind his back the entire time that they’d worked together.

They accused him of not basing his conclusions “on data or knowledge of pandemics” but rather on “personal opinion.” But according to the words contained in Atlas’s book, it would seem they were the ones whose conclusions were rooted in opinion.

(Source: Amazon)

Fox News, which has reviewed an advance copy of his book, reported Saturday that when Atlas used data and studies to argue for the reopening of schools, he was ignored.

“As I finished, there was silence. No one offered any contrary data. No one spoke of scientific studies. … Zero comments from Dr. Birx. Nothing from Dr. Fauci. And as always, not a single mention by Birx or Fauci about the serious harms of school closures,” an excerpt from the book reads.

“In my mind, this was bizarre. Why was I the only one in the room with detailed knowledge of the literature? Why was I the only one considering the data on such an important topic with a critical eye? Were the others simply accepting bottom lines and conclusions, without any analytical evaluation? Weren’t they supposed to be expert medical scientists, too? I waited.”

Birx eventually responded by accusing him of being part of a “fringe,” “out of the mainstream” group that wanted to reopen schools.

“Meanwhile she insisted that all experts agreed with her,” according to Atlas.

“I shook my head, thinking of some of the world-class epidemiologists who agreed with me—John Ioannidis and Jay Bhattacharya of Stanford, Martin Kulldorff of Harvard, Carl Heneghan and Sunetra Gupta of Oxford—and wondered if she or Fauci had ever read a single publication by them,” he wrote.

To the establishment left, anybody who disagreed with mainstream COVID orthodox was a right-wing conspiracy theorist and lunatic.

Incidentally, many of these alleged “fringe” lunatics have since been found to have been 100 percent correct about schools:

Atlas tried pushing back on Birx’s smear by explaining “with numbers” that children face an inordinately small risk of illness or worse from COVID.

“The icing on the cake was the evidence that almost all coronavirus transmission to children comes from adults, not the other way around. That was not a predicate for opening schools, given the massive harms to kids if they were closed,” he wrote.

“But that evidence was already shown by contact tracing and other studies in Iceland, Canada, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Ireland, Japan, Switzerland, and elsewhere. Opened schools and childcare centers did not show significant dangers to children, adults, or teachers. They found zero instances of a child passing the infection to an adult.”

This time, another colleague, then-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Robert R. Redfield, dismissed his evidence.

“The jury is still out,” Redfield reportedly told him.

“I was disgusted at Redfield’s apparent lack of knowledge, shocked at his ignoring the scientific studies that had been published from around the world. I looked around the room, wondering if anyone else understood the glaring incompetence on display,” Atlas wrote of the CDC director’s response.

Some of them still appear to remain utterly ignorant to their own incompetence and failure. Take Fauci, who’s arbitrarily changed his positions on vital topics, including vaccine mandates, on numerous occasions.

Recently, he even flip-flopped on Christmas:

He’s also allegedly lied, according to Sen. Rand Paul, who’s argued that he’d green-lit money that wound up funding gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute in China.

For months now, the senator has been calling for his resignation.

“Until you accept responsibility, we’re not going to get anywhere close to trying to prevent another lab leak of this dangerous sort of experiment. You won’t admit that it’s dangerous, and for that lack of judgment, I think it’s time that you resign,” Paul angrily said to his face earlier this very month.

Vivek Saxena

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