Stanford Faculty Condemns ‘Objectionable’ Colleague Scott Atlas


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His behavior is “anathema to our values and belief that we should use knowledge for good,’ according to a new faculty senate resolution.

plotting to kidnap Whitmer
because of her actions to stop the coronavirus’ spread and to protect Michiganders’ health.
The faculty senate passed the resolution with 85% of its members approving. The resolution detailed Atlas’ COVID-19 disinformation that “contradicts medical science” and harmed Stanford’s
according to a statement from the university.
It also singled out Atlas’ call to “rise up” against Whitmer.
“What Atlas has done is an embarrassment to the university,” said Dr. David Spiegel of the Stanford School of Medicine. “He is using his real affiliation with Hoover to provide credibility in issues he has no professional expertise to discuss in a professional way.”
Atlas is a neuroradiologist with no expertise or significant experience in infectious diseases or pandemics.
“We strongly condemn his behavior,” the resolution said.

“It violates the core values of our faculty and the expectations under the Stanford Code of Conduct, which states that we all ‘are responsible for sustaining the high ethical standards of this institution.’”
The resolution called on the university to “forcefully disavow Atlas’ actions as objectionable on the basis of the university’s core values and at odds with our own policies and guidelines concerning COVID-19 and campus life.”
The resolution passed more than two months after some 100 members of Stanford’s School of Medicine and other researchers signed an
condemning Atlas. The letter cited the Hippocratic oath that physicians take to “first, do no harm” and attacked Altas’ harmful “falsehoods and misrepresentations of science.”
Atlas’ lawyer, Marc Kasowitz,

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