The Experts 

Public Health Officials, nationally and globally 

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.   the director of the  National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)  February 28, 2020


Coronavirus Infections—More Than Just the Common Cold January 23, 2020. Catharine I. Paules, MD1; Hilary D. Marston, MD, MPH2; Anthony S. Fauci, MD2

Article in JAMA The Journal of the American Medical Association 323(8) · January 2020 DOI: 10.1001/jama.2020.0757


February 28, 2020 News Release:  COVID-19 a Reminder of the Challenge of Emerging Infectious Diseases  NIAID Director Dr. Anthony S. Fauci is available for comment.


COVID-19: Navigating the uncharted. Editorial The New England Journal of Medicine. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp2002387 (2020).Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.,  H. Clifford Lane, M.D


CDC Experts 

For scientific affirmation, they turned to Dr. Deborah L. Birx, the sole public health professional in the Meadows group. A highly regarded infectious diseases expert, she was a constant source of upbeat news for the president and his aides, walking the halls with charts emphasizing that outbreaks were gradually easing., and Robert R. Redfield, M.D.

Robert R. Redfield, M.D the director of the (CDC) Centers for



Disease  Control and Prevention

Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of CDC’s National Center for


Immunization and Respiratory Diseases 


Dr. Marty Cetron, director of CDC’s Division of Global Migration


and  Quarantine. 



Medical and Researchers 

Dr. Jay Bhattacharya (Hoover) Questioning Conventional Wisdom in the COVID-19 Crisis

Dr. John Ioannidis   Interviewed by Vinay Prasad MD MPH

Scott Gottlieb, MD @ScottGottliebMD

Eric Topol @EricTopol

Ashish K. Jha @ashishkjha

Daniel Lucey, M.D. MPH, FIDSA, FACP, is an infectious diseases physician and adjunct professor of infectious diseases at Georgetown University Medical Center, a senior scholar at the Georgetown University O’Neil Institute, Anthropology Research Associate, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America Global Health Committee.He has served as a volunteer medical responder to outbreaks that included the West Africa Ebola crisis. He has collected information on outbreaks starting in 2001 with cases of anthrax in 2001, and including smallpox vaccination 2002, SARS 2003, H5N1 Flu 2004, MERS in 2013, and Ebola in April, 2014, He has gathered, and  updated information on the spread of the coronavirus here since Jan. 6.

COVID Twitter list of 500 epidemiologists, virologists, physicians, researchers, NGOs, and selected specialist journalists.

COVID Twitter list of more than 200 experts: doctors, epidemiologists, academics, policymakers, and journalists. 

Jeff Jarvis In this crisis, God bless the net March 13, 2020 coronavirusdystopiaepidemicInternetpandemic

Time for Experts March 24, 2020 by Jeff Jarvis covidexpertisejournalism

Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), which publishes CIDRAP News

Ali Khan, MD  is now the dean of the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, in Omaha.  in 2014, leaving the directorship of the C.D.C.’s Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, which included overseeing the Strategic National Stockpile of emergency medical supplies, supervising eight hundred employees, helping assemble a national biodefense strategy against pandemic threats, and much else

Bill Gates

The Next Epidemic — Lessons from Ebola April 9, 2015 N Engl J Med 2015; 372:1381-1384 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1502918

Innovation for Pandemics  May 31, 2018

Responding to COVID-19 — A Once-in-a-Century Pandemic? Bill Gates April 30, 2020

N Engl J Med 2020; 382:1677-1679 

Peter Daszak, is the president of EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit scientific group, based in New York, devoted to biological conservation and pandemic prevention.

Dennis Carroll, a former research virologist, led a pandemic-threats unit at the U.S. Agency for International Development for almost fifteen years. In 2009, he created a large program called predict, dispersing about two hundred million dollars in grants to support discovery of potentially dangerous new viruses before they spill over into humans. That program is ending, due to “the ascension of risk averse bureaucrats,” he told the Times, last October. 

Public Health Epidemiologists 

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

With COVID-19 now spreading via community transmission in the U.S. and the World Health Organization raising its risk assessment to “very high,” the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health presents a 30-minute webcast featuring some of the best minds addressing this global health concern.

Center for Health Security at John Hopkins 

Marc Lipsitch, a professor of epidemiology at Harvard’s T. H. Chan School of Public Health


Schools and the Path to Zero
Strategies for Pandemic Resilience in the Face of High Community Spread

Schools and the Path to Zero
Strategies for Pandemic Resilience in the Face of High Community Spread

April 20, 2020: COVID-19 Response: Pandemic Resilience Roadmap

The Edmond J. Safra Center at Harvard University  COVID-19 Response Initiative, a bipartisan group of experts in economics, public health, technology and ethics from across the country, has released the nation’s first comprehensive operational roadmap for mobilizing and reopening the U.S. economy in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.

Securing Justice, Health, and Democracy against the COVID-19 Threat Originally Posted March 20, 2020 Corrected March 24, 2020

John M. Barry is a professor at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the author of “The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History.”

Recommend Steps to Safeguard Health, Civil and Human Rights

Featuring 50 national experts on 35 topics, analyzing US policy responses to #COVID19 & making recommendations to government leaders on everything from health care to elections.

“The Lancet COVID-19 Commission has been created to help speed up global, equitable, and lasting solutions to the pandemic.”

- Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Chair of The Lancet COVID-19 Commission, in a commentary in The Lancet

The Earth Institute 

Ranu S. Dhillon


The politicians 

Donald Trump , The President of The United States 

Dr. Deborah Birx and Dr. Anthony Fauci present the data that led to President Trump extending the coronavirus social distancing guidelines to April 30th.

Andrew Cuomo , NY Gov. Holds Coronavirus Briefing  Streamed live on Apr 1, 2020 @NYGovCuomo