Anthrax Anniversary

Sort of lost in shuffle of the 20th anniversary of 9/11 was the 20th anniversary of the 2001 Anthrax Attacks. Shortly after the 9/11 attacks, on 9/18, letters containing anthrax were sent to several US officials and media offices. Five people died and many were infected but survived. The story is complicated with lots of unusual twists. No one was ever charged but links went back to military bioweapons labs. One person of interest, Steven Hatfill, successfully sued several media outlets and the Us government for naming him in connection to the attacks. Oddly Dr Hatfill’s name has turned up recently as an advisor to the Trump Administration in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. From his wiki:

“Hatfill has recently spoken out on the COVID-19 pandemic on right-wing media outlets (e.g., Stephen Bannon’s War Room: Pandemic,[69] The Epoch Times, and Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson.[70]) In these venues, he presents himself as “an MD” and as “a virologist”. He has also criticised US and other nations’ exclusion of hydroxychloroquine for early treatment of COVID-19, suggesting that the low fatality rates experienced by some nations is the result of early use of the drug.”

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