In a tweet Saturday morning, Atlas shared an article suggesting face coverings do not help limit the spread of COVID-19.
“Masks Work? NO,” he wrote.
One physician, Dr. Michael Mina, an assistant professor of epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, was among those who called on the social media platform to remove the post.
“This is dangerous misinformation from a primary advisor to the president on the COVID response. This needs to be taken down immediately,” he wrote, “It is simply false.”