The plot continued to thicken as pandemic exercises and simulations were held involving the same cast of characters. Many eerie “coincidences” occurred as the first cases of coronavirus came to be identified in Wuhan, China in late December.
Crimson Contagion was a joint exercise conducted from January to August 2019. Many national, state and local, private, and public organizations in the US participated in order to test the capacity of the federal government along with twelve states to respond to a severe pandemic of influenza originating in China.
August 7: All research at a Fort Detrick, Maryland laboratory that handles high-level disease-causing material, such as Ebola, was shut down indefinitely after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discovered two breaches of containment. It was discovered that the military laboratory systematically failed to implement and maintain containment procedures sufficient to contain select agents or toxins that were made by operations in biosafety level 3 and 4 laboratories, the highest levels of containment, requiring special protective equipment, air flow and standard operating procedures.
The World Health Organization Global Health Monitoring Board issued a report entitled “A World at Risk: Annual Report on Global Preparedness for Health Emergencies”. The report called for increased preparedness efforts, global coordination among leaders and greater financing in advance of the impending threat of future pandemics. One of the report’s major objectives is the development of a vaccine to be administered to the entire global population.
September 30: Project PREDICT, a $200 million program launched in 2009 designed to predict pandemics was ended by the Trump administration. The program trained scientists in China and 60 foreign laboratories including the Wuhan lab that identified 2019-nCoV to detect and respond to such a threat.
October 18-27: The Wuhan 2019 CISM Sport Military World Games were held. Chinese media insinuated (without corroborating evidence) that the coronavirus could have been brought to China “from a foreign source” during the CISM Military World Games.
October 18: Event 201 (sponsored by the World Economic Forum, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, & Johns Hopkins University) took place in NYC predicting a worldwide coronavirus pandemic with 65 million deaths in 18 months, bankruptcies and massive unemployment.
October 28: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donated $100 million to the NIH towards gene research for HIV cure. The Gates Foundation and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a part of the NIH, are both currently exploring gene-based treatments for HIV, together with other therapies, and they noted that this collaboration will allow them to intensify their research, coordinate on their efforts, and accelerate studies into early clinical trials to test promising interventions. “This collaboration is an ambitious step forward, harnessing the most cutting-edge scientific tools and NIH’s sizable global HIV research infrastructure to one day deliver a cure and end the global HIV pandemic,” said NIAID director Anthony S. Fauci, MD, in a statement announcing the initiative.
CDC posted job listings for Quarantine Advisors months before the coronavirus outbreak was declared a pandemic
Experts believed that the coronavirus outbreak began in the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan and may have been transmitted from contact with bats or other wild animals.
Dr. Li Wenliang began to warn colleagues about a dangerous virus on the Chinese app We Chat. Dr. Li was censored by government officials and warned not to publicly speak about his discoveries. Chinese CCTV media began to condemn rumor mongerers such as Dr. Li. He was even forced to sign a statement saying he had broken the law by warning about the virus.
December 31: China announced a cluster of cases of pneumonia in Wuhan that were later recognized as coronavirus infections.