Is this the next planned crisis?
Nearly three years to the date of Event 201, The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, in partnership with World Health Organization and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, conducted Catastrophic Contagion, a pandemic tabletop exercise at the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting in Brussels, Belgium, on October 23, 2022.
The exercise simulated a series of WHO emergency health advisory board meetings addressing a fictional pandemic set in the near future. This pandemic was that of an “Enterovirus” originating somewhere near Brazil. It was said this virus has a higher fatality rate than COVID-19 and disproportionally affects children and young people.
Enteroviruses are any of a group of RNA viruses (including those causing polio and hepatitis A) which typically occur in the gastrointestinal tract, sometimes spreading to the central nervous system or other parts of the body.
The simulation reported an estimated 1 billion cases with more than 20 million deaths, 15 million of those being children. Many are said to survive, but are left with paralysis or brain damage.
The Center for Health Security writes “participants were challenged to make urgent policy decisions with limited information in the face of uncertainty. Each problem and choice had serious health, economic, and social ramifications.”
If history is to repeat itself, this pandemic simulation serves as a clear warning of how the WHO plans to establish further dominance with authoritarian measures implemented to “stop the spread” and protect the greater good. This was done with Event 201 prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. John Hopkins wrote:
Event 201 was a 3.5-hour pandemic tabletop exercise that simulated a series of dramatic, scenario-based facilitated discussions, confronting difficult, true-to-life dilemmas associated with response to a hypothetical, but scientifically plausible, pandemic. 15 global business, government, and public health leaders were players in the simulation exercise that highlighted unresolved real-world policy and economic issues that could be solved with sufficient political will, financial investment, and attention now and in the future.