The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports:
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis assembled a group of scientists who backed his COVID policies at a Thursday roundtable, where they assured him he was taking the right steps on the disease. The group included Dr. Scott Atlas, the Stanford radiologist whose skepticism on the value of masks and optimistic forecasts on the pandemic won him a job as COVID adviser to President Trump. “There’s no evidence that a mask mandate has worked,” he said.
DeSantis has been criticized for cherry-picking experts who would back his views and sidelining Florida’s mainstream scientists. A few hours after the roundtable, the governor’s office issued a news release with the headline, “Renowned Doctors and Epidemiologists Praise Florida’s COVID-19 Approach During Public Health Roundtable.” Their statements conflicted with the views of most infectious disease specialists.
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While Ron DeSantis is holding roundtable with quack doctors like Scott Atlas today, Florida reported 5,093 new COVID-19 case and 99 deaths
— Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) March 18, 2021
— WPEC CBS12 News (@CBS12) March 18, 2021
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis hosted a health roundtable today with Scott Atlas and the authors of the Great Barrington Declaration. sample quote: “I think masks have not only not been effective but have been harmful.” https://t.co/fj65Nkez1A
video here: https://t.co/1kL2ecTvl0
— Stephanie M. Lee (@stephaniemlee) March 18, 2021