The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, together with the World Economic Forum and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, hosted Event 201, a multimedia global pandemic exercise on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, in New York City.
Event 201 List of Attendees
15 world leaders took part in this exercise, including the two Chinese and American officials in charge of fighting epidemics.
- Latoya Abbott, Risk Management Director, US-based Marriott International Hotel Chain.
- Sofia Borges, Vice President of the United Nations Foundation
- Brad Connett, President, US Medical Group at Henry Schein Inc. (world leading producer of medical equipment)
- Christopher Elias, Global Development Manager, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Tim Evans, former director, World Bank Health Department.
- George Gao, Director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- Avril Haines, former CIA deputy director and former national security adviser to President Barack Obama.
- Jane Halton, former Australian Health Minister, Board member of ANZ (Bank of Australia and New Zealand).
- Matthew Harrington, director of Edelman, the world’s largest public relations firm.
- Martin Knuchel, Director and Head of Crisis and Emergency Management for Lufthansa Group Airlines.
- Eduardo Martinez, legal counsel to the world’s largest postal logistics company, UPS, and director of the UPS Foundation.
- Stephen Redd, Deputy Director, US Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Hasti Taghi, vice-president, NBCUniversal communications group.
- Adrian Thomas, vice president of pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson
- Lavan Thiru, Governor of the Central Bank of Singapore
In response to that simulation, which was called Event 201, the center published on Friday a call to action with the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation suggesting that the next global pandemic “will not only cause great illness and loss of life” but could also lead to “major cascading economic and societal consequences.”
The difference in this case, says Tom Inglesby, the center’s director, is that there’s still time to get right the public health response to this new coronavirus.
Event 201 is the fourth such exercise hosted by the Johns Hopkins center, which works to prepare communities for biological threats, pandemics, and other disasters. The simulations started with 2001’s Dark Winter, which gathered national security experts for its simulated smallpox outbreak. The groundbreaking event turned out to be influential in shaping U.S. efforts around pandemic preparedness—particularly due to its timing, right before 9/11.
“Dark Winter resulted in more than a dozen congressional hearings, was briefed to the White House, and ultimately influenced the decision to stockpile enough smallpox vaccine for all Americans,” Inglesby says.
That simulation and its two successors—Atlantic Storm, conducted in 2005, and last summer’s Clade X—have also demonstrated lasting value as educational and advocacy tools, with reenactments or modified versions taking place in settings including universities, the CDC, and Capitol Hill, according to Inglesby. “These exercises have a long fuse,” he says.
For Event 201, hosted in collaboration with the World Economic Forum and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the experts added a new layer of realism by reaching beyond government and NGOs to leaders in the private sector and business community. Participants included representatives from NBCUniversal, UPS, and Johnson & Johnson.
About two months later, a “new coronavirus not previously detected in humans has rippled through parts of China, spreading to more than 440 people since first appearing in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in late December.”
Of course, we already know by now how China responded with the lockdown of multiple cities in the Hubei province to contain the pandemic, and the massive construction of temporary hospitals to serve the increasing numbers of those who are infected of the 2019-nCov.
As of this writing, 560 lives were already lost, and in Hubei province alone about 20,000 cases are recorded.
Analysis and Conclusions
As we all know by now, the ongoing 2019-nCov pandemic is happening exactly as simulated by this group. Purely coincidental, or planned?
Nothing that’s happened on this planet is purely coincidental considering the full and tightly knit integration of all industries in forming the kind of reality we have today.
The 147 Companies That Control Everything
Three systems theorists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have taken a database listing 37 million companies and investors worldwide and analyzed all 43,060 transnational corporations and share ownerships linking them. They built a model of who owns what and what their revenues are and mapped the whole edifice of economic power.
They discovered that global corporate control has a distinct bow-tie shape, with a dominant core of 147 firms radiating out from the middle. Each of these 147 own interlocking stakes of one another and together they control 40% of the wealth in the network. A total of 737 control 80% of it all. The top 20 are at the bottom of the post. This is, say the paper’s authors, the first map of the structure of global corporate control.
The #occupy movement will eat this up as evidence for massive redistribution of wealth. The New Scientist talked to one systems theorist who is “disconcerted” at the level of interconnectedness, but not surprised. Such structures occur commonly in biology, things like fungus, lichen and weeds. Economists say the danger comes when you combine hyperconnection with the concentration of power. The Swiss scientists warn that this can lead to an unstable environment. No Scheisse, Sherlock.
Medical emergencies such as the spread of a new virus gives full power and authority for the government to curtail the people’s freedom of movement. Superimpose that to the ongoing digitization of currencies, real-time 5G surveillance, big tech social media censorship, and the collection of online metadata of all our activities online, should give us all an idea of how powerful and how far the government can impose its will on the population.
With this in mind, we might come into the conclusion that there’s nothing that the people can do other than succumbing to the will of the elite. Yet, nothing could be farther from the truth.
The Collective will of the people is still the most powerful force of all. The corporate propaganda about how powerful they are, as shown in the example above, i.e. the publication of a meeting for purposes of planning a pandemic attack and observing state responses, is meant to decapitate the mind from taking physical actions against the Parasitic Elite.
Eliminating the Great Scourge of the 1%ers should be the primordial motivation of why we must persevere on in educating the public away from passivity and apathy, for the sake of all generations to come.