White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Scott Atlas hit back at critics saying President Trump should not be back on the campaign trail after battling the coronavirus.
“He meets that [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] definition,” Atlas told the Spectator following Trump’s Florida rally on Monday evening. “I don’t even know what the controversy is about him being outside, doing his job. I mean, he’s like all other Americans. He knows he has to go to work. And he’s not infectious. He’s not contagious.”
“It’s obvious, I think, the people that don’t think he should be working, they have some other agenda in mind because that’s just not … what the science says,” he said.
Trump held his first rally on Monday since recovering from COVID-19. The president’s physician, Dr. Sean Conley, said he tested negative for the virus and had previously said Trump has clearance to return to the campaign trail.
“Repeatedly negative antigen