Stanford faculty condemn Scott Atlas for ‘view of COVID-19 that contradicts medical science’
Stanford University faculty on Thursday condemned the recent actions of Scott Atlas, a senior fellow at the school’s Hoover Institution who has been advising President Trump on coronavirus issues.
A resolution introduced in the Faculty Senate passed with 85 percent of the vote. The resolution specified six actions that Atlas has taken that “promote a view of COVID-19 that contradicts medical science.”
“We call on university leadership to forcefully disavow Atlas’s actions as objectionable on the basis of the university’s core values and at odds with our own policies and guidelines concerning COVID-19 and campus life,” the resolution said.
Actions cited by the faculty include: misrepresenting knowledge and opinion regarding the management of pandemics, discouraging the use of masks and other protective measures, endangering citizens and public officials, and showing disdain for established medical knowledge.
The Stanford resolution also specifically singled out a tweet from Atlas that called on the people of Michigan to “rise up” against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer‘s (D) new public health measures.