Tom Inglesby

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NationalityUS
Alma materColumbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Georgetown University
Interests • biological weapons
• pandemics
Very influential proponent of extensive lockdown measures for Covid-19

Employment.png Director/Center for Health Security

Dates unknown
Director of the Center for Health Security of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dr. Tom Inglesby is a biological warfare expert and Director of the Center for Health Security.[1]

He has worked for DARPA and BARDA, was part of the notorious Event 201 pandemic dry run, and has been a leading proponent of the lockdown measures during the Covid-19 panic.

Education

Dr. Inglesby completed his internal medicine and infectious diseases training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he also served as Assistant Chief of Service in 1996-97. Inglesby received his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and his BA from Georgetown University.

Career

He is Director of the think-tank Center for Health Security, a part of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is an expert on public health preparedness, pandemic and emerging infectious disease, and prevention of and response to biological threats.[2]

The center, partnering with the neo-conservative American Enterprise Institute, in early May 2020 published a “roadmap for reopening,” which spelled out conditions under which states should move toward loosening stay-at-home orders.[3]

He was Chair of the Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from 2010-2019.

He was Chair of the National Advisory Council of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s National Health Security Preparedness Index. He was a member of the CDC Director’s External Laboratory Safety Workgroup, which examined biosafety practices of the CDC, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) following high-profile laboratory incidents in federal agencies.

He was on the 2016 Working Group assessing US biosecurity on behalf of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). He has served on committees of the Defense Science Board, the National Academies of Sciences, and the Institute of Medicine, and in an advisory capacity to NIH, the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Inglesby has authored or co-authored more than 140 publications, including peer-reviewed research, reports, and commentaries on issues related to health security, preparedness for epidemics, biological threats, and disasters.

He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Health Security, which he helped establish in 2003. He was a principal editor of the JAMA book Bioterrorism: Guidelines for Medical and Public Health Management.

Dr. Inglesby is also a Professor in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with a Joint Appointment in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Publications

In December 2014 with Marc Lipsitch, Thomas Inglesby published a Moratorium on Research Intended to Create Novel Potential Pandemic Pathogens that stated the "gain of function" research on viruses "poses extraordinary potential risks to the public."[4]



 

Events Participated in

EventStartEndLocation(s)Description
Atlantic Storm14 January 200514 January 2005New York
US
A scenario designed to mimic a summit of transatlantic leaders forced to respond to a bioterrorist attack. Recommended militarization, vaccination and stockpiling drugs. Held January 2005.
Event 20118 October 201918 October 2019New York
US
A Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security/World Economic Forum/Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation sponsored large scale simulation of a global coronavirus pandemic predicting an apocalyptic outcome. Held October 2019.
Operation Dark Winter22 June 200123 June 2001Washington DC
Andrews Air Force Base
An exercise where senior former officials would respond to a bioterrorist induced national security crisis. Uncannily predicted the 2001 anthrax attacks and other narratives. Held June 2001.

 

Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:All Roads Lead to Dark WinterWikispooks Page1 April 2020Whitney Webb


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