Larry Burk, MD, CEHP
3 min readOct 28, 2020


Scott Atlas: A Radiologist Rides to the Rescue!

HUP MR Alumni Symposium 1991, Author 2nd row left corner, Scott Atlas bottom right corner

In 1986, Scott and I were hotshot radiology fellows at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), the biggest rodeo in the early Wild, Wild West days of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We were the “young guns” of this revolutionary technology, me in musculoskeletal radiology and Scott in neuroradiology. We came out firing, and the old entrenched ways of diagnosis soon dropped dead in their tracks to be buried six feet under.

I published some of the early research papers on MRI of the knee and shoulder and went on to blaze a new trail in integrative medicine, EFT and dreamwork at Duke. Scott published his respected textbook MRI of the Brain and Spine and went on to become chief of neuroradiology at Stanford. In 2003, he became a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of their Working Group on Health Care Policy.

In August 2020, Scott rode into Washington at the invitation of President Trump to join his White House Task Force and round up the notorious Gates Gang featuring corrupt power brokers from the NIH, CDC and WHO. He was immediately attacked for not being an infectious disease expert, although as a radiologist he is not bought and paid for like Fauci whose nefarious deeds are documented in Plague of Corruption.

Fortunately, like Wyatt Earp, he has assembled an impressive posse of three top academic epidemiologists to support him in this modern O. K. Corral shootout. The role of Doc Holliday is played by Harvard professor Martin Kulldorff, while the other key data slingers are Oxford professor Sunetra Gupta and Stanford professor Jay Bhattacharya. They are signatories of the Great Barrington Declaration along with thousands of others.

Together they have ridden into the contentious fight about herd immunity which British MP Sir Desmond Swayne has provocatively rebranded as a debate about “herd stupidity.” It reminds me of the It’s Just a Ride routine by the late comedian Bill Hicks where some wise riders reassure us that the scary roller coaster we are on “is just a ride,” similar to these voices of sanity now telling us it is just a bad flu. However, Hicks notes “we kill those people.”

How this wild ride will turn out is up to all of us. Remember that when Patrick Swayze arrives in town to clean out the evil gangsters in the classic movie Road House the immediate response is “I thought you’d be bigger” kind of like “I thought you’d be a virologist.” Similar to Scott’s seasoned critical thinking abilities, Swayze’s formidable martial arts skills prevail with the assistance of the townspeople who rise up to defeat the corrupt mobsters.

If you want to safeguard your Constitutional rights and protect your civil liberties against unlawful government overreach it would be a good idea to contact your local sheriff. Join the Constitutional Sheriffs & Peace Officers Association and educate your sheriff who is an elected official answerable to the public. The sheriff may play a crucial role in protecting you by not enforcing unlawful, unconstitutional orders.

There is accumulating evidence that the people of the world are ready to throw off the unjust shackles of the lockdown as demonstrated this August when RFK, Jr. addressed a crowd of about a million Germans in the Berlin Rally for Freedom and Peace. If we act now we can prevent the post-election Dark Winter predicted by many sources and ride off into a glorious sunset in 2021 like the heroes from an old Western movie.



Larry Burk, MD, CEHP

Holistic radiologist, Certified Energy Health Practitioner, author of Dreams that Can Save Your Life: Early Warning Signs of Cancer and Other Diseases