Senior medical specialists additionally battled with Atlas after he appeared to advocate the idea of “herd immunity” — the controversial principle that the US can rapidly and safely obtain widespread immunity to the coronavirus by permitting it to unfold unfettered amongst wholesome folks.
Atlas, a fellow at Stanford College’s conservative Hoover Establishment, has been repeatedly denounced by Stanford school, and the varsity sought to distance itself from his statements after he downplayed the value of masks to curb the unfold of Covid-19.
Atlas joined the administration as a Particular Authorities Worker, and his 130-day element will run out this week — though some SGEs keep for for much longer, an administration official famous to POLITICO.
There’s “actually nothing left for him to advise on,” added a senior administration official who’s been in conferences with Atlas. The arrival of Covid-19 vaccines implies that herd immunity is probably going coming the standard approach, the official stated — by way of widespread vaccination, quite than the method advocated by Atlas.
In the meantime, Trump‘s curiosity in “an alternate actuality” on the coronavirus outbreak has waned in current days, the senior official stated, with the president more and more centered on contesting the election outcomes. “Either side appeared to achieve the tip of their utility to one another,” the senior official stated.
Fox Information first reported Atlas’ departure.