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  1. 4therecord says:

    At an NBC town hall last week the President of the United States falsely claimed that U.S. Center for Disease Control found that 85% of people who wear masks catch Covid-19 https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/16/politics/fact-check-trump-cdc-masks-85-percent/index.html
    Dr. Scott Atlas, who joined the White House in August as a science adviser, told Americans this weekend that masks don’t work, prompting Twitter to take down his misinformation. Atlas, the former chief of neuroradiology at Stanford University Medical Center and a fellow at Stanford’s conservative Hoover Institution, has no expertise in public health or infectious diseases. The tweet, which comes as coronavirus cases spike across the US, also linked to an article in the American Institute for Economic Research that argues against the effectiveness of masks, among other things. https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/17/politics/scott-atlas-face-masks-coronavirus/index.html
    Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar is urging Americans to stick with safeguards against COVID-19 such as mask-wearing even as President Donald Trump continues to shun the practice and infections spike higher in several parts of the U.S. https://www.fox6now.com/news/hhs-secretary-alex-azar-urges-americans-to-keep-masking-up
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, suggested in an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday, that President Donald Trump is reluctant to cover his face in public amid the coronavirus pandemic because he “equates wearing a mask with weakness.” https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/19/fauci-trump-wearing-mask-weakness-430114
    Researchers at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation recently estimated that if 95% of Americans wore masks, it could save up to 100,000 lives from COVID-19 by January 1st. https://www.newsweek.com/if-95-percent-americans-wear-masks-100000-lives-can-saved-january-1-ihme-report-1534433

  2. Cornered says:

    “Members of the White House coronavirus task force are praising a move by Twitter removing a misleading tweet from top Trump adviser Dr. Scott Atlas that told Americans masks don’t work.
    The tweet’s removal was a “relief” among some task force members, Dr. Deborah Birx told friends over the weekend, according to a source with knowledge of the conversation.” https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/19/politics/scott-atlas-deborah-birx-task-force/index.html
    “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is criticizing a top White House coronavirus adviser for spreading misinformation about facial coverings, in a potential escalation of the feud between the administration and public health officials within the federal government.
    That adviser, Stanford neuroradiologist Dr. Scott Atlas, appears to have taken a statistic from a CDC study wildly out of context to pose an anti-mask argument that has been central to his and President Trump’s approach.” https://news.yahoo.com/cdc-criticizes-white-house-medical-advisers-discredited-mask-claim-171204607.html
    “Trump Administration’s Abandonment of Actual Pandemic Response Detailed in New Investigative Report” https://www.complex.com/life/2020/10/trump-administration-abandonment-of-pandemic-response-detailed-new-investigative-report
    “Trump’s den of dissent: Inside the White House task force as coronavirus surges” https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-den-of-dissent-inside-the-white-house-task-force-as-coronavirus-surges/2020/10/19/7ff8ee6a-0a6e-11eb-859b-f9c27abe638d_story.html

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