Remember back to 9-11
There were War Games going on at the time the “planes” were hitting the Twin Towers
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.
Just two months after the New York simulation,
China announced the first case of COVID-19 on December 31, 2019.
Event 201 A Global Pandemic Exercise – Event 201 videos
On the page of Center for Health and Security
“Event 201 was a 3.5-hour pandemic tabletop exercise that simulated a series of dramatic, scenario-based facilitated discussions, confronting difficult, true-to-life dilemmas associated with response to a hypothetical, but scientifically plausible, pandemic. 15 global business, government, and public health leaders were players in the simulation exercise that highlighted unresolved real-world policy and economic issues that could be solved with sufficient political will, financial investment, and attention now and in the future.
The exercise consisted of pre-recorded news broadcasts, live “staff” briefings, and moderated discussions on specific topics. These issues were carefully designed in a compelling narrative that educated the participants and the audience.”
These five segments include discussions among
high-level leaders of global businesses, governments, policy and public health.
(Length ~ 3 hours)
EVENT 201, A Global Pandemic Exercise – Recommendations Proposed
The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, World Economic Forum, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation jointly propose these recommendations.
PUBLIC-PRIVATE COOPERATION FOR PANDEMIC
PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE
A CALL TO ACTION