The World Health Organization, Johns Hopkins, and Bill Gates Just Conducted Another Pandemic Simulation, SEERS

The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, conducted another pandemic tabletop exercise, this time in Brussels, Belgium, on October 23, 2022. So the same people that were behind Monkeypox simulation last year and Event 201 two years before that (months before the covid ‘outbreak’ mind you), just completed another pandemic simulation for a new Enterovirus originating in Brazil. This time the mock pandemic simulated a new virus dubbed SEERS (Severe Epidemic Enterovirus Raspatory Syndrome).

In addition to Bill Gates, 10 current and former Health Ministers and senior public health officials from Senegal, Rwanda, Nigeria, Angola, Liberia, Singapore, India, Germany participated in the simulation, which involved pre-recorded news broadcasts, live “staff” briefings, and moderated discussions. The virus in this simulation, SEERS, has a higher fatality rate than COVID-19 and disproportionately affects children and young people.

According to the John Hopkins Center for Health Security website, “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 simulated media exclaims; “As of today, there have been an estimated 1 billion cases worldwide with more than 20 million deaths, including nearly 15 million children. Countless millions are alive, but left with paralysis or brain damage. The most successful countries are those which invested in preparedness and trained for this moment years in advance,” she continues. “This included having full-time pandemic preparedness and response teams which conducted detailed operational planning and routinely tested those plans through exercises and drills. If more countries had participated and heeded the guidance the toll might have been much less.”