Shocking coincidences continue to emerge related to COVID-19. On March 12, The Post Millennial reported that in September of 2019, three months prior to the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in China, the Tianhe Airport in Wuhan conducted a drill centered around the detection of a “new type of coronavirus.”
Now, a website from October 2019 reveals the John Hopkins School for Health Security, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and World Economic Forum had hosted an event examining the “fictional” emergence of a global pandemic which kills 65 million people.
Called Event 201: A Global Pandemic Exercise, it involved “players” from airlines, health authorities, media, banks, and national security agencies put under pandemic stress tests to “[reveal] unresolved and controversial policy and economic issues.”
The “players” were from a diversity of countries including China, Australia, Germany, and the United States.
Most shocking is the description of the Event 201 scenario. It simulates a “novel coronavirus transmitted from bats to pigs to people,” with the website noting it was largely modelled on SARS but made “more transmittable in the community setting by people with mild symptoms.”
COVID-19 was widely believed to have begun at the Huanan fresh market, with many blaming the illegal meat being sold there as the source of the coronavirus. Shortly after, social media blew up with many horrified at a viral video of what appeared to be an Asian woman eating “bat soup.” This spurred on many problematic comments about Chinese eating habits, even though the video ended up being sourced to a restaurant in Palau.
Still, and much like the Event 201 scenario, many speculate bats may have passed the virus on to another animal, which in turn gave it to humans.
The Event 201 scenario goes on to assert that the “fictional disease” spreads rapidly via air transportation. Originating in Brazil, the “new coronavirus” is first exported by air travel to Europe, the United States, and China before it goes global. The scenario reads, “although at first some countries are able to control it, it continues to spread and be reintroduced, and eventually no country can control it.”
Event 201 also states their disease “doubles every week,” which is the exact rate many countries are experiencing with COVID-19. Globally, economist Ian Shepherdson stated the cases appeared to be doubling every 4.1 days.
Most disturbingly, Event 201 states that there is “no possibility of a vaccine being available within the first year,” and that the pandemic will continue until 80-90% of the global population has been exposed, or a vaccine has been created. Within 18 months, 65 million people would be dead.
The exercise seemed to largely be concerned with the economic impacts of the disease and deaths of millions, rather than the real human consequences, with Event 201 being premised on the “annual economic loss” of pandemics.
On January 24, 2020, John Hopkins quietly released a statement discouraging those making links between Event 201 and COVID-19, stating “we are not now predicting nCov-2019 will kill 65 million people.”