On the 15th local time, in order to prevent the spread of Coronavirus pandemic, Michigan Governor Whitmer announced the introduction of new restrictions, requiring Michigan to begin a “three-week suspension of activities.
Mainly for indoor social gatherings and other group activities”, including : High schools and universities stop on-site lectures, close restaurants, ban indoor dining, and suspend sports team activities to slow the spread of Coronavirus.
But this move in Michigan has been criticized by Atlas, a member of the White House’s Coronavirus working group, and he even urged people to “stand up” against new public health measures. Atlas posted on social media: “The only way to prevent this from happening is for people to resist.
If you don’t resist, you have to accept.
In response, Michigan Governor Whitmer responded to Atlas’ approach on Sunday night. She said in an interview with CNN that what she consulted was “those who have really studied these issues and are in the world.
People who are respected within, not people who are propagating the president’s statement.”
Michigan Attorney General Nessel also made a statement on social media, saying that Atlas’ approach was “disappointing and irresponsible
and it is the reason why the United States has fallen into such a desperate situation with regard to Coronavirus pandemic.”
Atlas is a neuroradiologist who joined the White House Coronavirus Working Group in August this year.
However, his remarks are contrary to the mainstream scientific opinions of Fauci and others, causing huge controversy.