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A Lifelong Fight Against Disease: Dr. William Haseltine Talks About Global Health, From AIDS To COVID-19

We spend an hour with Dr. William Haseltine, who has dedicated his life to global health research and – for the past year – fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.



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He has been called the Father of Regenerative Medicine and the Bio-tech Bad Boy.

TIME magazine named him one of the "25 Most Influential Global Business Executives."

Dr. William Haseltine is the Chair and President of the global think tank ACCESS Health International and the founder of more than a dozen bio-technology companies.

His career has been consistently at the forefront of modern medical research. He's educated a generation of doctors at Harvard Medical School, designed the strategy to develop the first treatment for HIV/AIDS, and he's known for his groundbreaking work on cancer and the human genome.

An internationally recognized expert on the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Haseltine is also the author of 11 books, including his new autobiography "My Lifelong Fight Against Disease: From Polio and AIDS to COVID-19" and "Variants! The Shape-Shifting Challenge of COVID-19."

Today, Dr. William Haseltine breaks down what he’s learned about COVD-19 – from the virus itself to vaccine technology – and he talks about dedicating his life to helping the world fight pandemics.

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