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    Default New Trump Covid-19 Adviser Pushes 'Herd Immunity' Strategy That Could Kill 2 Million

    Jake Johnson
    August 31, 2020

    "It's not edgy, contrarian," one public health expert said of the "herd immunity" approach. "It's dangerous and terrifying."

    A top White House coronavirus adviser brought on earlier this month despite his lack of expertise in infectious diseases or epidemiology is reportedly pushing the Trump administration to adopt a so-called "herd immunity" strategy to the pandemic that public health experts warn could kill millions of Americans and infect hundreds of millions more.
    The Washington Post reported Monday that Scott Atlas, a neuroradiologist from the right-wing Hoover Institution, caught President Donald Trump's attention "with a spate of Fox News appearances in recent months" in which he downplayed the severity of Covid-19 and questioned the need for lockdowns and social distancing measures.

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    Default Re: New Trump Covid-19 Adviser Pushes 'Herd Immunity' Strategy That Could Kill 2 Mill

    It didn't work very well for Sweden, who didn't lock down, but their economy suffered anyway.

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