Pandemic Preparedness

I don’t know how we weren’t more prepared for this pandemic. Just before the Covid pandemic, in 2019 the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in collaboration with the World Economic Forum and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, hosted “Event 201” which simulated a global pandemic in which a new SARS-based coronavirus originated in bats, ultimately spread to humans, and then spread around the globe. The exercise explored the economic and societal consequences and after 18 months slowed down once 80-90% of the population had been exposed. Here’s my question: Did nobody take notes?! Why does this remind me of the beginning of a disaster movie where nobody listened to the scientists?

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