How convenient was this exercise a month before the almost exact scenario broke out on a global scale – well so they say.
The exercise is playing out almost exactly as the played out in a simulation event that was played out in October 2019 and sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Almost like the 911 twin towers where there was an exact scenario exercise playing out and were told to stand down… how coincidental.
Selected from the Event 201 pandemic tabletop exercise hosted by The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in partnership with the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on October 18, 2019, in New York, NY. The exercise illustrated the pandemic preparedness efforts needed to diminish the large-scale economic and societal consequences of a severe pandemic. Drawing from actual events, Event 201 identifies important policy issues and preparedness challenges that could be solved with sufficient political will and attention. These issues were designed in a narrative to engage and educate the participants and the audience.