By Sophie Tanno For Dailymail.com
Published: 14:44 BST, 2 September 2020 | Updated: 14:44 BST, 2 September 2020
A new member of the White House coronavirus task force has slammed claims that he's pushing herd immunity as a response to the pandemic as an 'overt lie.'
Scott Atlas was announced as the newest member of the White House coronavirus task force on August 12, and has reportedly been dubbed by White House officials the 'anti Fauci' because his opinions are frequently at odds with veteran infectious diseases expert Dr Anthony Fauci.
Dr. Scott Atlas said in an interview on SiriusXM's 'The Michael Smerconish Program' that he has never advocated a herd immunity strategy to President Donald Trump or anyone in the administration or task force.
Dr. Scott Atlas has slammed claims that he's pushing herd immunity as a response to the pandemic as an 'overt lie'
During an appearance on Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight show on Tuesday, Dr Atlas said: 'The news is out of control.
'There's news, there's