Why Event 201 mentions Brazil but the virus actually started in China?
The Event 201 scenario
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 modeled 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. The pandemic is beginning to slow due to the decreasing number of susceptible people. The pandemic will continue at some rate until there is an effective vaccine or until 80-90 % of the global population has been exposed. From that point on, it is likely to be an endemic childhood disease.
Brazil one of the most affected countries.
From bats to pigs instead of “pangolins”… And it’s Chinese Year of the Pig.
The “fictional antiviral drug that can help the sick but not significantly limit spread of the disease”… remdesivir?
And don’t forget that Event 201 wasn’t just a coronavirus pandemic simulation, it was also a CENSORSHIP simulation!
Has anyone not yet seen Plan-demic 2: In-DOCTOR-nation?:
The leap through the animals to humans, while possible, is a shaky one scientifically. Viruses can do “drift” or “shift” one at a time, not both simultaneously. It is easier to blame it on some obscure animal to human link than to admit the amount of free-lance virology experiments being played out in far flung places.
Bas- Congo virus of 2009 is an example. The company that discovered it was Metabiota., started by virologist Nathan Wolfe. He had twin companies, one allegedly for profit advising governments about viral outbreaks, the other an NGO. This virus was particularly unique as it occurred in a study area of USAID spontaneously with only 3 victims- two teens who died, and an adult nurse who lived. It looked like rabies under the microscope, but behaved like super ebola with unbelievable viral multiplication in a few hours. They developed a rapid genome test that could detect Ebola in a few hours w computer software. (Why isn’t that used to test for CV19?) Lead researcher is Dr. Charles Chiu UC SF. Never seen the virus before or since.
Remember, the Ebola vaccine was made with rabies virus.
What is Metabiota? “Our Mission: making the world more resistant to epidemics.” They state that they work in conjunction with governments world-wide to mitigate the devastating “economic and social impact” of disease by providing guidance, analysis, and data to health organizations/world leaders.
For some inexplicable reason, Metabiota was hired to handle the Ebola outbreak response in 2014. It was a sh*t-show.
Once again, a link to someone’s research and you get a novel viral outbreak. Gee could there be nefarious forces at work?
@cgarcia: “Event 201” from October 2019 is only the latest exercise of its kind. Other scenarios include “Dark Winter” (2001), “Global Mercury” (2003), “Atlantic Storm” (2005), “Clade X” (2018) and others. In the exercises different aspects were trained.
Chinas authoritarian response was trained in the “Lock Step” scenario from 2010 (Rockefeller Foundation: “Scenario For The Future of Technology And International Development”, https://issuu.com/dueprocesstv/docs/scenario-for_the-future). The focus of the “Lock Step” scenario was to simulate
[…] a world of tighter top-down government control and more authoritarian leadership […] The Chinese government’s quick imposition and enforcement of mandatory quarantine for all citizens, as well as its instant and near-hermetic sealing off of all borders, saved millions of lives, stopping the spread of the virus far earlier than in other countries and enabling a swifter post-pandemic recovery. […]”
More background on the “Lock Step” scenario and its narrative: Lock Step – The eerily prescient pandemic scenario of the Rockefeller Foundation.
The focus “Event 201” was a bit different, it was on media management respectively control over the narrative. That was/is the role of PR firm Edelman (~7,000 emplyees, $894m revenue in 2017) which is specialized in crisis control and influencing the public opinion.