In October 2019 at New York’s Pierre hotel, The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, in collaboration with the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, hosted a series of meetings called ‘Event 201’, billed as ‘a high-level pandemic exercise’ it was described as ‘an exercise to illustrate 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.’
The event was attended by 15 global business, governments, and public health ‘experts’ as well as Bill and Melinda Gates and Klaus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum. The exercises consisted of pre-recorded news broadcasts, live “staff” briefings, and moderated discussions on specific topics. These issues were carefully designed in what the organisers described as “compelling narrative” that ‘educated the participants and the audience’.
The scenario is described as follows:
'Event 201 simulates an outbreak of a novel zoonotic coronavirus transmitted from bats to pigs to people that eventually becomes efficiently transmissible from person to person, leading to a severe pandemic. The pathogen and the disease it causes are modelled largely on SARS, but it is more transmissible in the community setting by people with mild symptoms.’
‘The disease starts in pig farms in Brazil, quietly and slowly at first, but then it starts to spread more rapidly in healthcare settings. When it starts to spread efficiently from person to person in the low-income, densely packed neighborhoods of some of the megacities in South America, the epidemic explodes. It is first exported by air travel to Portugal, the United States, and China and then to many other countries. Although at first some countries are able to control it, it continues to spread and be reintroduced, and eventually no country can maintain control.’
‘There is no possibility of a vaccine being available in the first year. There is a fictional antiviral drug that can help the sick but not significantly limit spread of the disease. Since the whole human population is susceptible, during the initial months of the pandemic, the cumulative number of cases increases exponentially, doubling every week. And as the cases and deaths accumulate, the economic and societal consequences become increasingly severe. The scenario ends at the 18-month point, with 65 million deaths.’
There were official videos of the four meetings and a ‘best-of’ video scenario presentation and discussion by the participants, who are members of what are called the ‘pandemic control council’ in the role play. These have since 'disappeared'. The event drew heavy criticism at the time as it focused on ‘opinion manipulation’ with one event of the four being entirely dedicated to it. The video on control of public opinion is the most interesting one of the four, as it showed that this, and not any crisis itself, was the focus of the event and gave us some perspective to what we are currently being subjected to. One participant reported afterwards that Bill Gates was financing work on algorithms which combed through social media platforms to ‘make sure that people can trust the information that they find there.’
India’s National Herald reported that, at the same meeting the head of the Chinese Centre for Disease Control had mused about ways to counter rumours that the virus is man-made. This was October 19th 2019 remember, a full four weeks before the first cases of Covid-19 were reported in China.
But now, Bill Gates denies any of it took place. On April 12, 2020, Gates said in an interview to the BBC, “Now here we are. We didn’t simulate this, we didn’t practice, so both the health policies and economic policies, we find ourselves in uncharted territory.”
Of course, the BBC reporter who was interviewing him didn’t challenge him on this blatant lie, possibly because they failed to do any research beforehand, but more likely because the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation heavily funds the BBC and why the BBC are so obsessed with the pandemic agenda.