Ground Truth Host Sam Faddis interviews Dr. Steven Hatfill, one of the world’s leading virologists about how our response to the COVID-19 pandemic has made things worse for all concerned and how our current policies at the southern border may prove disastrous.
Dr. Hatfill, who has been one of the architects of pandemic planning, discusses how the ill-advised lockdown measures have prevented us from achieving herd immunity and have also given the virus more time to mutate, potentially becoming more deadly. Those mutations have been documented and there are several of these mutations that are particularly troubling – including one in South America.
Listen as Dr. Hatfill addresses these points:
- Why did we impose a lockdown on our entire society when no such action had ever been part of planning for dealing with a pandemic?
- Where did that idea originate?
- Is asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19 even possible?
- How fast is the virus mutating and what will be the consequences of our having delayed the achievement of herd immunity?
- What are the consequences of our current policies at the border?
- Do we even have the resources to screen the flood of migrants for COVID-19?
- Are we guaranteeing a surge in COVID-19 cases in the United States?
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 National Research Council where he studied the Ebola Virus at the US Army Institute for Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Maryland.
His background includes chemical demilitarization training at Aberdeen Proving Ground with national certification as an instructor for the Nunn-Lugar Domestic WMD Preparedness program and later training as a United Nations Weapons Inspector for Iraq under the UNMOVIC mandate
Since 2005 he has also been involved with teaching the emergency medical response to blast / ballistic injury to US Special Operations units and the modification of these techniques for use in civilian mass casualty incidents. He is a former Medical Director for EFP Tactical Medicine in London where in 2015 he trained and helped to establish the first Rapid Hemorrhagic Fever Response Teams for the Kenyan National Medical Disaster Unit in Nairobi, Africa.
Dr, Hatfill holds a faculty appointment as an adjunct Assistant Professor at a leading medical school where he teaches disaster medicine and he is a Senior Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research in Washington, DC. He is a National Fellow of the Explorers Club and serves as a Board Member for several medical non-profit organizations. He is the primary author of the prophetic best-selling book “Three Seconds Until Midnight”