In November 2019, the World Economic Forum, Johns Hopkins University, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation hosted a tabletop exercise that simulated an outbreak of a deadly coronavirus. The exercise was named Event 201.
In less than two months after the conclusion of event 201, COVID-19 and the World Pandemic began in Wuhan, China, and quickly spread across the globe.
In March 2021, NTI (The Nuclear Threat Initiative) and the Munich Security Conference hosted a tabletop exercise that simulated a world pandemic caused by a monkeypox virus that quickly spread around the globe.
“Developed in consultation with technical and policy experts, the fictional exercise scenario portrayed a deadly, global pandemic involving an unusual strain of monkeypox virus that first emerged in the fictional nation of Brinia and spread globally over 18 months. Ultimately, the exercise scenario revealed that the initial outbreak was caused by…
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