Power Up: Former Trump advisers worry about the waning influence of scientists inside White House

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IT”S NOT JUST THE SCIENTISTS in the Trump administration who are alarmed by the expanding role of Scott Atlas, a neuroradiologist who joined the White House as a pandemic adviser in August.

Joe Grogan, the former Domestic Policy Council chief and member of the coronavirus task force who left the White House in May, told Power Up he is “troubled” by the recent spate of attacks “from within senior leadership ranks” on Centers for Disease Control Director Robert Redfield, top infectious disease expert Anthony S. Fauci, and Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator. 

  • “Exposing the president to iconoclastic or dissenting views isn’t a mistake especially with Trump, Grogan told Power Up. “He benefits from having a multitude of views and allowing him to participate in back and forth … But I am troubled by some of the attacks that have come from within senior leadership ranks on [Birx], Redfield and Fauci. A number of those attacks are unfounded.”
  • “Who they want to get up there and speak is one thing, Grogan said, referring to briefings for the public. “But who is in the Oval Office debating issues? Is Atlas in there alone? Or in there with Birx, Redfield and other scientists who have spent their lives devoted to fighting infectious diseases?” 

Atlas, who does not have a background in infectious diseases or epidemiology, has said that fears about the novel coronavirus are overblown and introduced controversial ideas and measures to the president in response to the pandemic that has killed 206,000 Americans. NBC’s Monica Alba overheard Redfield last week in a conversation with a colleague on a commercial airline say Atlas was providing the president with incorrect information. 

  • Everything he says is false,” Redfield said during a phone call, Alba reported.
  • In a statement provided to NBC News, Atlas defended himself: “Everything I have said is directly from the data and the science. It echoes what is said by many of the top medical scientists in the world, including those at Stanford, Harvard, and Oxford.”
  • Of the backbiting against the administration’s top doctors, Grogan, who served as a senior policy adviser at the Food and Drug Administration for President George W. Bush and remains a Trump ally, explained: “There are ankle biters who are trying to jockey for position and out for themselves. But it’s damaging to have people going out anonymously to attack the country’s best experts.”

The White House disputed the idea that its top doctors have seen their roles diminished: “All of the medical experts in the Administration are working together around the clock to carry out the President’s number one priority: protecting the health and safety of the American people and defeating this virus from China,” White

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Influence of Ancient Egypt in Home Decor

Are you a big fan of the era of the Ancient Egypt because of the culture and history they have? Then, this is the right time for you to incorporate them at your home.

This is now the best time to bring the unswerving beauty of the ancient world of Egypt right into your own home. The Egyptians is the race which has endowed the world with a lot of innovations and it does not make their influence on home decor any different.

Everyone is surely aware of the ancient Egyptian designs, whether if they have visited Egypt themselves, or they saw some photos or looking at the ancient Egyptian art in a museum. Egyptians are famous for the colorful and bold designs they made, the ornate carvings as well as the intricacy of their hieroglyphics and patterns. Home decor inspired by ancient Egypt boasts of these elements which is why even amidst the modern world, one can still feel the ancestry of Egypt.

Do you know that the cats are the animals that the ancient Egyptians consider as a sacred one since they believe that cats personify Bastet, one of their goddesses? Therefore, you can display some statues of the Bastet cat or even paintings, for that matter. You can get them easily for there are lots of stores that sell them.

The canopic jars are also good ancient Egypt home decor. These are the jars where the Egyptians store a dead person’s internal organs after that person was mummified. The set of these jars are four and each of them has different decorations of the different gods who protect those organs for them to be still useful even in the next life. Gruesome as it may sound, the modern canopic jars will not have to contain internal organs for they simply resemble those used by the ancient Egyptians.

When colors are concerned, your ancient Egyptian home decor will call for some boldness and more colors, with a lot of gold, ivory, marble and many other wood varieties since they are the common material bases. Good thing, you will never have any problem in looking for them because there are lots of pieces of furniture that embody them.

By having an Egyptian-inspired home, you can already feel like you are living in the time of Cleopatra. Don’t waste this chance to experience that so grab the Egyptian home decors now!…

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