White House COVID-19 adviser Dr. Scott Atlas appeared on Russian state media on Saturday and criticized lockdown measures aimed at tackling the virus, saying they were “killing” Americans.
Atlas, a radiologist, spoke to RT, formerly Russia Today, which is funded by the Kremlin and has been accused of being part of organized Russian propaganda, according to the Internet Institute at the University of Oxford.
His comments come after Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases criticized Atlas in an interview with The Washington Post. Both men are members of the Coronavirus Task Force.
Atlas told RT’s Going Underground that COVID lockdowns had been a failure and were contributing to American’s problems.
“The lockdowns… will go down as an epic failure of public policy by people who refused to accept they were wrong – were wrong, refused to accept they were wrong, didn’t know the data, didn’t care and became a frenzy of stopping COVID-19 cases at all costs.”
“And those costs are massiv