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Publisher's Summary

What really happened behind the scenes at the Trump White House during the COVID pandemic?

When Dr. Scott W. Atlas was tapped by Donald Trump to join his COVID Task Force, he was immediately thrust into a maelstrom of scientific disputes, policy debates, raging egos, politically motivated lies, and cynical media manipulation. Numerous myths and distortions surround the Trump Administration’s handling of the crisis, and many pressing questions remain unanswered. Did the Trump team really bungle the response to the pandemic? Were the right decisions made about travel restrictions, lockdowns, and mask mandates? Are Drs. Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx competent medical experts or timeserving bureaucrats? Did half a million people really die unnecessarily because of Trump’s incompetence?

So far no trusted figure has emerged who can tell the story straight - until now. In this unfiltered insider account, Dr. Scott Atlas brings us directly into the White House, describes the key players in the crisis, and assigns credit and blame where it is deserved.

The book includes shocking evaluations of the Task Force members’ limited knowledge and grasp of the science of COVID and details heated discussions with Task Force members, including all of the most controversial episodes that dominated headlines for weeks. Dr. Atlas tells the truth about the science and documents the media’s relentless campaign to suffocate it, which included canceled interviews, journalists’ off-camera hostility in White House briefings, and intentional distortion of facts. He also provides an inside account of the delays and timelines involving vaccines and other treatments, evaluates the impact of the lockdowns on American public health, and indicts the relentless war on truth waged by Big Business and Big Tech.

No other book contains these revelations. Millions of people who trust Dr. Atlas will want to listen to this dramatic account of what really went on behind the scenes in the White House during the greatest public health crisis of the 21st century. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 Scott W. Atlas, MD (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

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Love it- hate it!

My blood boils as I listen to the content Dr Atlas provided here. Makes me sick.
The MSM and “leaders” who suppressed and are suppressing the truth is simply disgusting.
Until some of these ppl are brought to justice fur their crimes against the American people and of the works nothing will change.
The left and their hatred of truth and right will sadly continue until there are serious repercussions.
Love it because he speaks the truth without regard for influence or position.
Hate it because I live in this America and it’s not the America that I grew up in.

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Fantastic FACTUAL Exposé!!

Irrefutable truth from one who is completely qualified in every way. No matter what side you are on, this is a MUST READ!

Dr. Atlas exposes in boldness and truth, with scientific and professional integrity, the facts that have been covered up by our own government and the ‘scientific community’.

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What happened to “Follow the Science”?

Dr. Atlas’s experience on The Covid Taskforce is a clasic example of how committed The Left is to the truth. They embrace it only if it fits their natative. If it doesen’t, they diminish and mock those who proclaim it or simply refuse to acknowledge it.

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Common Sense and Critical Thinking

As we remain in the throes of the pandemic, particularly with the rise of the Omicron variant, we remain shrouded by irrationality and hype. This book highlights the need for critical thinking, not just knee-jerk reactions. I find it hard to believe that our "health experts" continue to push irrational policy for the sake of political expediency, even though it is undoubtedly resulting in unnecessary deaths while dismantling our economy. I am neither anti vax nor a COVID denier; I am pro-common sense.

I do hope Dr. Atlas makes available links to the data and studies he sites. I can already hear the strawman arguments which will undoubtedly be made about the veracity of the data he used to reach his conclusions. Ironically, it probably doesn't bother those same people that the experts they purport to rely on fail to site studies used to push their policies. (Perhaps it's because "they represent science"?)

Even if you agree with the lockdown policies that were implemented, it would serve to hear a different perspective and the rational for a different approach.

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Wow

Eye opening book. Dr. Atlas puts forth a compelling account of what went on at the coronavirus task force. What was quite clear was that those who we trusted as scientists did not act at all like scientists. Moreover their egos were such that They disallowed any rational dissent.

When you listen to this account you can only wonder what if we had real doctors like Dr. Atlas advising the president as opposed to maniacal bureaucratic ego maniacs that so badly misled him. The book does not excuse the president either. As he says on multiple occasions the man who so famously said you’re fired failed at firing incompetent people at the most critical time.

Alas we live under the threat of lockdowns and massive economic decay. Hopefully books like this will light the fires of ordinary Americans.

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Vitally important book!

I cannot give A Plague upon Our House a high enough recommendation. It certainly is not an enjoyable listen but it is a critically important listen. I wish I could award A Plague upon Our House more than 5 stars!

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A very important book!!! Thank you!!!!

Overall, this is a must-read for all Americans, no matter how you currently see Covid and the lockdown policies. Dr. Atlas, whether you like him or not, deserves a great deal of respect for putting himself in the firing line by standing next to Donald Trump as a Covid adviser. In all fairness, the book is redundant and probably should have been polished a bit more. However, it contains extremely valuable information about Drs. Birx, Fauci, and Redfield. And if you read the subtext, you learn that Trump and Pence seriously dropped the ball by not firing Birx, Fauci, and Redfield and replacing them with the likes of a Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, Dr. John Ioannidis, Dr. Sunetra Gupta, and/or Dr. Martin Kulldorff. The Trump administration had the chance to pull in legit scientists to help Americans navigate the Covid crisis, but instead played it safe politically. Focused protection was the path to take, not the lockdowns, and Dr. Atlas explains why in this fascinating insider’s perspective. Thank goodness we have blunt instruments like Dr. Atlas, who are willing to be strong when it matters the most and when it is hardest. (Hopefully this review won’t get censored. I’ve tried to review this book on Amazon multiple times and none of my reviews have been posted.)

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I learned so much

Thank you for this book. My instincts have been validated. You are a hero. The book is so well done with back up data and very for the lay person to follow.

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How Politics and Lies Cost Millions of Lives

All Americans should read this book. It gives an excellent explanation of how disdain for a President by media and bureaucrats led to the disregard of the scientific method and the undermining of public health. Valid scientific analysis illustrating the falsehoods of some conclusions was thrown aside in favor of demonstrably false but politically acceptable claims. National plans based on incorrect analyses led to millions of avoidable deaths. Sadly, it will happen again if society does not honestly investigate and institute scientifically sound changes in Public Health Policies soon. And the press in our country should be ignored until they learn to report facts - all of the facts, not just convenient facts, and not opinions and lies. We will never know how many died due to the press's hatred of a duly elected President and their refusal to report inconvenient facts.

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must read

EVERYONE WHO IS WONDERING WHAT HAPPENED TO SCIENCE (not as in we're following the science) MUST READ THIS BOOK!!

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Full of faults

I was hoping to read something truthful about the pandemic. But this is just terrible. Incorrect in so many ways and with an obvious agenda. Bad bad bad.

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  • 02-04-22

It’s all about data until…

Interesting story about ones failed fight to bring real science into policy rooms where our lives were decided mattered very little. I really appreciate that there are people with common sense, knowledge and love for science fighting for us. However 2nd half of the book was nothing to do with that.. suddenly when the topic turns to vaccines sciences is settled and no data matters. Disappointing.
One hopes author will write another book about this miracle cure after seeing all data.

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  • 01-21-22

Revealing

Love that the author stuck to the facts and was not dissuaded by the evil press.

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  • 12-05-21

A must read

its the best book i have read in 2021. It is full of facts, observasjon.

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  • 12-07-21

Devastating, brilliant encapsulation of our time.

This sums up most of the Covid conundrum on one book - although there are several other pieces of the puzzle. We have the battle between the approaches, the Fauci/Birx lockdowns vs the Atlas (and others) focussed protection strategy - which appears to have had the bulk of the science and data behind it. And we have the mass media war against anything counter-narrative.
All of this is comprehensively and compellingly captured by the apolitical and science driven Dr Atlas caught in the centre of the pandemic and deranged anti-Trump maelstrom, as the plot thickened to rival Shakespeare with the clock ticking down toward the election and all of the attendant, rampant censorship and propaganda and malfeasance that it brought with it.
Whilst we are getting Dr Atlas' side of the story of course, his assertions appear to have the credibility and scientific backing that the other side lacks (according to him), which makes it sound like all that we suffered through around the world with the lockdowns may have all been for nothing - and we can see all the collateral destruction now that they have, in Atlas' words, predictably wrought. The end of the book insightfully details the disgusting cesspool the American media became and the effect that had on the public and the world at large.
An at times depressing, angering, and saddening and moving book (due to the incompetence at every turn) that you wont be able to stop listening to.

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  • Doug H.
  • 06-08-22

Inside the inner circle

First hand account of the Covid truth in US and scary future for America/World. The Great Reset is in progress. Stand for liberty and freedom.

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  • 03-03-22

Two thumbs up for Dr Atlas

What an amazing listen, highly recommended. An astounding insight into the Politicization of this pandemic at the cost of the public and human lives.

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  • 01-09-22

The World Has Been Wronged

Loved it!!! Enjoyed the honest insight of what really happened at the White House during this time. Eye opener !! Many people who really don't understand what happened during this time would do well to read this book. Thank you Dr Scott Atlas👏I'm living in Australia and you give me the courage to fight for my rights through understanding the truth 💪 🙏