Fifteen leaders of public health, business, and government convened inside the Pierre Hotel in New York in October, 2019 to present a simulated tabletop exercise of possible scenarios in case of a global pandemic. Close to 130 invitees were in attendance and the event was broadcast via livestream to anyone interested. Joint recommendations were presented by representatives of the World Economic Forum, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. This exercise was called “Event 201.” Three months later the Covid-19 crisis would define the rest of 2020 and beyond.
Early mainstream media accounts quickly identified Wuhan, China as the origin of a rapidly spreading novel coronavirus that quickly spread throughout the entire world in just a few weeks. Images of people collapsing and dying on the streets of Wuhan and photos of mass graves in New York City ‘parks’ were soon disseminating around the world. These fabricated and unsubstantiated ‘news’ items soon disappeared into obscurity as the fear factor transitioned into accounts of overcrowded hospitals and overwhelmed medical systems.Representatives from the medical field, research institutes, philanthropic organizations, and government soon took the lead as spokespersons fighting the pandemic. In the United States, National Institutes of Health (NIH) honcho Anthony Fauci, World Economic Forum’s Klaus Schwab, vaccine investor Bill Gates, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo became overnight Covid-19 celebrities.
By mid-March, 2020 emergency protocols were enacted by governments around the world that would drastically alter how the world’s population would now conduct their everyday lives. Propaganda slogans like “The New Normal” and “We are all in this together” were unleashed. The Covid celebrities and many heads-of-state soon declared that the appropriate immediate response is mass compliance with government protocols while the long-term and final solution will be the hastened development and distribution of Covid-19 vaccines. They ‘estimated’ about 18 months for achieving the development of effective vaccines while in the meantime we were instructed to stay in our homes if possible, wear masks, and engage in “social-distancing.” Bill Gates in particular emphasized the importance of legal indemnity against vaccine injury and death for all potential vaccine manufacturers.
In 2010, the Rockefeller Foundation and Global Business Network (GBN) published a report called “Scenarios for the Future of Technology and International Development.” This report outlines four possible scenarios should a dangerous global pandemic occur. The following are a summary of the four scenarios with titles and text extracted from the original report:
Lock Step — A world of tighter top-down government control and more authoritarian leadership, with limited innovation and growing citizen pushback.
Clever Together — A world in which highly coordinated and successful strategies emerge for addressing both urgent and entrenched worldwide issues.
Hack Attack — An economically unstable and shock-prone world in which governments weaken, criminals thrive, and dangerous innovations emerge.
Smart Scramble — An economically depressed world in which individuals and communities developed localized, makeshift solutions to a growing set of problems.
Published ten years before the Covid-19 crisis, the Rockefeller Foundation/GBN Report foresaw four possible reactions to a global pandemic: lockdown totalitarianism, mass compliance, a weakened government scenario, and a form of localization replacing the ongoing trajectory toward globalization. These four scenarios are clearly designed to highlight mass compliance as the most appealing scenario—as opposed to totalitarian governmental measures or a ‘breakdown’ of civilization.