Just 2 months before the outbreak of the Coronavirus in China, in October 2019 Bill Gates held a high level, simulated Coronavirus Pandemic Exercise.
Event 201, hosted by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, in partnership with the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, envisioned a fast-spreading Coronavirus with a devastating impact.
“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.”http://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/event201/about
Event 201 dropped participants right in the midst of an uncontrolled Coronavirus outbreak that was spreading like wildfire out of South America to wreak worldwide havoc.
The simulation virus was named Coronavirus Associated Pulmonary Syndrome, or CAPS.
As fictional newscasters from “GNN” (Global National News) narrated, the immune-resistant virus was crippling trade and travel, sending the global economy into freefall. Social media was rampant with rumors and misinformation, governments were collapsing, and citizens were revolting.
Also very strangely, the development and use of vaccines feature prominently in the media used throughout the exersice.
Deja vu, anyone?
Revealing Media From The Pandemic Exercise
The Highlights Reel from the exercise along with an additional five Segment Videos offer fly-on-the-wall insights into what was forecast, how events developed and how unraveling situations were handled.
They give us understanding into what the delegates planned would happen (in simulation), which spookily mirror what we see happening now in the world. They also provide a look at what’s forecasted to happen next.
In this respect, they are deserving of study.
Did POTUS and Boris Act Faster Than The Simulation Did?
Here, made for sharing, we present the full collection of media clips and briefings presented at the Event 201 exercise. Created by the event team, they acted as guides for the discussions, which you can listen to in the full segment videos down thread.
The media clips and briefings uncannily reflect what we’re experiencing now, during the real life pandemic. However, did POTUS and Boris act faster than the simulation did?
Let’s take a look….
Global News Network – Report 1 on the Simulated Coronavirus Pandemic –
Dr Caitlin Rivers – Briefing 1 on the Simulated Coronavirus Pandemic –
Global News Network – Report 2 on the Simulated Coronavirus Pandemic –
Global Network News – Report 3 on the Simulated Coronavirus Pandemic –
Briefing from Matt Watson – Medical Countermeasure Expert –
Dr Caitlin Rivers – Briefing 2 on the Simulated Coronavirus Pandemic –
Global Network News – Report 4 on the Simulated Coronavirus Pandemic –
Rochea Mullen Gives More Details on Coronavirus Travel and Trade Issues –
Dr Caitlin Rivers – Briefing 3 on the Simulated CAPS Coronavirus Pandemic –
Global News Network – Report 5 on The Simulated Coronavirus Pandemic –
Briefing from Dr Eric Toner on the Financial Effects of the Simulated Coronavirus Pandemic –
Dr Caitlin Rivers – Briefing 3 on the Spread of The Simulated Coronavirus Pandemic –
Global Network News – Report 6 on The Simulated Coronavirus Pandemic –
Briefing from Dr Sell on Social Media Mis and Disinformation During The Simulated Coronavirus Epidemic –
Epilogue of The Bill Gates Simulated CAPS Coronavirus Epidemic –
These 2 below were from the beginning of the exercise.
Event 201 – Bill Gates Coronavirus Exercise Oct 19 – Welcome Briefing from Anita Cicero from The John Hopkins Center –
Bill Gates Coronavirus Exercise Oct 19 – Welcome message from Mike Ryan of The World Health Organization –
Full Segment Videos
The full segment videos below contain both the clips above and the tabletop discussions.