Coronavirus

Trump’s Top Virus Adviser Wants to Block Virus Restrictions

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

It's evident that the Trump White House would not take any additional measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic even if top public health officials urge them to because health officials have already done that many times over.

But what if the White House was urged to block any new measure to slow the spread of the virus?

The Daily Beast reports that Scott Atlas, the man who has had Trump's ear for the past several months, has been telling him they should prevent states from imposing any restrictions.

According to multiple officials familiar with the matter, Atlas has recently pushed White House officials to find ways to prevent states from introducing what he sees as needless and restrictive stay-at-home orders, social distancing guidelines and mask mandates. Officials said Atlas views any action that limits gatherings, including holiday celebrations, as a reversal of the reopening playbook he helped install this summer—a strategy that many prominent health experts point to as one of the reasons the U.S. is in its current predicament.

“He's a destructive force,” one senior official said, adding that Atlas’ recent messaging is getting in the way of efforts to save lives as the country waits for a vaccine to become available to the general public. “I mean, at this point, I don't know how else to explain what he's doing. It's really disruptive.”

I know it's been a long time now -- nearly 12 years -- but do you remember when Republican voters theorized that President Obama was the anti-Christ just because he was a gifted speaker who attracted large crowds? Members of the Tea Party marched with signs that depicted him as demonic.

In 2020, the Republican party and its leader are objectively pro-virus and pro-death. Trump's top adviser literally wants to see as many people as possible become infected. Over 250,000 Americans have already been killed with over 1.3 million deaths worldwide. Trump's death toll is already higher than several wars combined.

Conservative Americans are so racist they voted to replace a competent, genuine, Christian family man with the Beavis and Butthead version of Al Pacino's devil from The Advocate.

Trump may be one of the most unholy men on the planet.

  • muselet

    Scott Atlas hasn’t practiced medicine in a decade. He has no background or specialist training in virology, epidemiology, infectious diseases or public health; his specialty was radiology, specifically neuroradiology (in fairness, he was gifted at it).

    He is no more qualified to advise government on its response to a global pandemic than the average plumber, meaning no disrespect to plumbers.

    And he is just fine with millions of Americans—parents, children, spouses, neighbors, friends, coworkers, neighbors—dying from Covid-19. He is fine with hospitals being swamped with Covid-19 patients, with ICU nurses and doctors working endless hours and watching countless patients die. He is fine with people dying because their treatment for other conditions have been delayed.

    Scott Atlas is a monster, an unfeeling, bloodthirsty thing more horrific than Grendel.

    January 20 cannot come soon enough.

    –alopecia