A microbe as a keepsake: Event 201 organizers came up with a "COVID" souvenir a year ago

A microbe as a keepsake: Event 201 organizers came up with a "COVID" souvenir a year ago
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25 May , 23:53
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Photo: https://twitter.com/jhsph_chs/status/1184483676924436480
Here is such a “charming” giant microbe - the participants who won the virtual “game” during the so-called pandemic exercise Event 201 (“Event 201”), which held the Johns Hopkins University last year with the assistance of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Economic Forum .

Kristina Zabirova

In the story with Event 201, everything is presented in such a way that the noble organizers of this "performance" proceeded from the fact that "it is difficult to learn - easy in battle." They must practice, as the world faces threats of various epidemics "200 times a year." “These events are happening more and more often, they are increasing, they are undermining health, the economy and society”, - the John Hopkins Center for health security said in its statement.

But, as you know, not everyone believes that this event and the announcement of a real pandemic are completely unrelated to each other and that all this is nothing more than a striking coincidence.

In the fall of 2019, a photo of a “viral” soft toy was published on Twitter at Johns Hopkins University Health Safety Center with a call to register in the “exercises” - those interested were invited to participate in the “exercise and quiz with difficult questions”, after which the image was distributed to other resources.

The authors of this official tweet called the character a “giant microbe”, and in some pictures the sewn-in label was visible on the product: Made in China.

The Event 201 Health Safety Center website calls it a 3.5-hour “pandemic exercise,” which “mimicked a series of dramatic, script-based, lightweight discussions,” which in turn “confront the complex, near-real-life dilemmas associated with the answer a hypothetical, but scientifically plausible pandemic .

It also indicates that the participants in this “game” were “15 leaders of world business, government and healthcare” . A list of names can be found here .

It is said that during this simulation "unresolved issues of real politics and economics were highlighted, which could be resolved thanks to sufficient political will, financial investments and attention to them now and in the future . "

According to the scenario of the simulation game, the process of spreading a pandemic of a new “zoonotic coronavirus” was simulated, which was first transmitted from bats to pigs, and then to humans.

The author of the pandemic simulation model is Eric Toner, an American scientist who is a senior fellow at the Center for Health Safety at Hopkins University. It is reported that Martin Knuchel, Evril Haines, Adrian Thomas, George Fu Gao and Stephen C. Redd also actively participated in the research team.

According to the "plot", the Brazilian farms were recognized the focus of infection. In the human population, infection was carried out by airborne droplets, as well as through handshakes and other tactile contacts.

Tourists spread a hypothetical disease across the oceans, and the peculiarity of the situation was the lack of an effective vaccine and selective mortality - mainly the virus affected people with weakened immunity.

The simulated virus should have been similar to the influenza virus or SARS. According to the unveiled introductory model, within 18 months he was supposed to kill up to 65 million people.

It was predicted that the pandemic will begin to slow down due to a decrease in the number of susceptible people and will continue until an effective vaccine appears or until 80 - 90% of the world's population is ill. From now on, the virus should become an “endemic childhood illness . " Separately, it was stipulated that against the backdrop of what is happening, the global economy will collapse by 11%.

The website of the Health Safety Center reports that “the Event 201 pandemic exercises held on October 18, 2019 clearly demonstrated a number of important gaps in pandemic preparedness, but at the same time some elements of the public-private decisions that will be required to bridge these gaps”.

In this regard, the Johns Hopkins Health Safety Center, the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have put forward 7 proposals.

Among them, in particular, are:

- Governments, international organizations and the business community should plan how key corporate opportunities will be used during a large-scale pandemic;

- Countries, international organizations and global transport companies should work together to support travel and trade during major pandemics. Travel and trade are essential to the global economy, as well as to national and even local economies, and should be supported even in a pandemic;

- International organizations should give priority to reducing the economic impact of epidemics and pandemics;

“Governments and the private sector should pay more attention to developing methods to combat false information and misinformation before the next pandemic...”

Etc. Details of the resolution can be found here.

So this turned out to be a “wonderful” story, a “game”, which, literally in a matter of months — exactly the same, taking into account some, so to speak, “corrections” - migrated to the summaries of real world news...

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