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Bioweapons Expert Dr. Steven Hatfill on COVID-19 and “Next Major Pandemic” with Dr. Kelly Victory – Ask Dr. Drew

Dr. Steven Hatfill is coauthor of Three Seconds Until Midnight which describes "major faults and assumptions in US planning... for the next major lethal pandemic." The book was published just 2 months before the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Dr. Steven Hatfill is a virologist and bioweapons expert. In 2001, he was falsely accused of the Amerithrax anthrax attacks, before proving his innocence and winning a $5.8 million settlement from the DOJ. In 2020, he advised the White House on its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Hatfill is the coauthor of 2019’s “Three Seconds Until Midnight” which describes “major faults and assumptions in US planning… and several major steps that must be taken to improve readiness for the next major lethal pandemic event.” The book was published just 2 months before the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Dr. Steven Hatfill is a specialist physician and a virologist with a military background and separate master’s degrees in microbial genetics, radiation biochemistry, and experimental pathology. His medical fellowships include Oxford University, the NIH in Bethesda, and the NRC where he studied the Ebola Virus at the US Army Institute for Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick.

From 1986-87 he served as the overwinter medical officer for the South African 27th National Antarctic Expedition. From 1987-1990 he served as a part-time casualty officer (Emergency Medicine) at a major hospital in South Africa. He became board eligible in Hematological Pathology in 1994. Since 2005 he has been involved with teaching the emergency medical response to blast / ballistic injury, and has worked tirelessly to modify these techniques for use in civilian active shooter applications.

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Dr. Kelly Victory MD is a board-certified trauma and emergency specialist with over 30 years of clinical experience. She served as CMO for Whole Health Management, delivering on-site healthcare services…
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Bioweapons Expert Dr. Steven Hatfill on COVID-19 and “Next Major Pandemic” with Dr. Kelly Victory – Ask Dr. Drew

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