Currently, the Coronavirus has plagued the world, millions are sick, thousands are dying, entire governments are shaken, and people are willingly giving up their freedoms for safety. The virus itself has yet to have a confirmed origin, China blames the United States openly in their publications, and the United States has blamed China. However, just before the actual pandemic, a small yet intriguing occurrence took place. Enter Event 201.
Event 201 was put together by the John Hopkins University, the World Economic Forum, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The event took place on October 18th, 2019, and was held in New York, NY. The Event was a high-level pandemic exercise and just so happened to occur just months before the Novel Coronavirus took over the globe.
There are many reasons why pandemics could begin the world over, but the event happened to have Coronavirus as the central theme. Furthermore, the leaders of what they call “the board” are comprised of a combination of global corporate leaders and governments working together. In reality, in the United States, under Covid-19, big business has profited hand over fist during this pandemic, and small businesses have shuttered in drastic numbers. Big business got the boost, and small business got the boot.
“The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in partnership with the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation hosted Event 201, a high-level pandemic exercise on October 18, 2019, in New York, NY. The exercise illustrated areas where public/private partnerships will be necessary during the response to a severe pandemic in order to diminish large-scale economic and societal consequences.
In recent years, the world has seen a growing number of epidemic events, amounting to approximately 200 events annually. These events are increasing, and they are disruptive to health, economies, and society. Managing these events already strains global capacity, even absent a pandemic threat. Experts agree that it is only a matter of time before one of these epidemics becomes global—a pandemic with potentially catastrophic consequences. A severe pandemic, which becomes “Event 201,” would require reliable cooperation among several industries, national governments, and key international institutions.”
During their presentation, watch below, the board describes some of the very same mechanisms that were used during the novel coronavirus. Further, in partnership with the World Health Organization, Big business distributes the supplies needed to countries all over the world. While that is a good thing, it is also a mechanism in which big businesses can use to profit, and they did.
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However, the focus is the reality, that while Small Business, the world over, was forced to close their doors, big business, was allowed to strive during a pandemic. At the start of the Covid-19 crisis, we saw entire supply chains shutter, and we saw real people who rely on their small business income – join the bread lines.
After the Event, the John Hopkins Center for Health Security published the following statement in regards to Covid-19; “In October 2019, the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security hosted a pandemic tabletop exercise called Event 201 with partners, the World Economic Forum and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Recently, the Center for Health Security has received questions about whether that pandemic exercise predicted the current novel coronavirus outbreak in China. To be clear, the Center for Health Security and partners did not make a prediction during our tabletop exercise. For the scenario, we modeled a fictional coronavirus pandemic, but we explicitly stated that it was not a prediction. Instead, the exercise served to highlight preparedness and response challenges that would likely arise in a very severe pandemic. We are not now predicting that the nCoV-2019 outbreak will kill 65 million people. Although our tabletop exercise included a mock novel coronavirus, the inputs we used for modeling the potential impact of that fictional virus are not similar to nCoV-2019.”
In the midst of the pandemic, global organizations in combination with the World Economic Forum called for “The Great Reset” of Capitalism. The Great Reset is an agenda to remake Capitalism across the world. Event 201 is an oddity that took place before the Coronavirus dominated the public square. Draw your own conclusions.