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Scott Atlas, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, is the latest controversial addition to the White House Coronavirus Task Force. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
The Latest Addition to the Coronavirus Task Force Is Already Alarming Experts

A regular on Fox News and a proponent of reopening schools, Dr. Scott Atlas has quickly risen as Trump's favorite medical advisor on the White House Coronavirus Task Force.

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This CDC Guide on How to Reopen the Country Safely Was Supposed to ‘Never See the Light of Day’

The 17-page report was researched and written to help state and local officials, business owners, educators, and faith leaders.

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Trump Encouraged Reopen Protesters. Dr. Birx Called Them ‘Devastatingly Worrisome.’

"We need to protect each other at the same time we’re voicing our discontent," Birx said Sunday.

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How Do You Factually Inform the Public Without Pissing Off Trump?

Besides being asked to provide updates on the spread of the virus and best practices for combating it, the doctors find themselves drawn into Trump's efforts to provide a positive take on his handling of the pandemic.

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So Much for States’ Rights. Trump Says He Decides When States End Shutdown.

Under the Constitution, public health and safety is primarily the domain of state and local officials and it was not clear what, if any, authorities Trump could use to overrule their decisions.