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Thank you to members of the press that attended Event 201. There are opportunities for those that missed it to view a video of the exercise online now, and to use materials posted on this page to share the insights of leaders of business and industry, governments, and global health about why pandemic preparedness collaboration among private businesses with the public sector is so critically important at this time.

In addition to the materials and video posted to this site are interviews and materials available upon request, including:

  • B-roll of the exercise
  • A transcript of discussions, and
  • Still photographs from the event

Recommendations distilled from the exercise will be issued by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in collaboration with the World Economic Forum and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in a few weeks.

Press requests may be directed to Carol Miller at carolmiller@jhu.edu or +1-202-306-0130, and to Jackie Fox at jfox46@jhu.edu.


Press release: Event 201 pandemic exercise underscores immediate need for global public-private cooperation to mitigate severe economic and societal impacts of pandemics

Media Advisory: Global business and government leaders play in pandemic exercise demonstrating world's need for new partnerships to diminish large-scale economic and societal consequences of pandemics


Videos

B-roll of Event 201 (00:05:50)

Full-length ~3-hour video with audio

Condensed version ~12-minutes


Media Coverage

The Guardian (Nigeria)
Preparing private sector for next pandemic

Healthy Living Environment
Event 201, hosted by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, envisions a fast-spreading coronavirus with a devastating impact

Santa Fe New Mexican
Preparation for epidemics lacking

Freethink
The Next Pandemic Is Out There. Is the Private Sector Ready?

Hub
Pandemic simulation exercise spotlights massive preparedness gap

Bloomberg Best: Bloomberg Radio Network Show
Preparing for the next pandemic (audio ~8 minutes, Event 201 coverage starts at 21:30)

The Telegraph
Disease X dummy run: World health experts prepare for a deadly pandemic and its fallout

Avian Flu Diary
The JHCHS #Event201 (Fictional) CAPS Pandemic Scenario

Gizmodo
We're Not Ready for the Next Pandemic
Also on NewsBeezer, and CHEPA

STAT morning rounds
Johns Hopkins hosts simulated pandemic

Modern Diplomacy
Live Simulation Exercise to Prepare Public and Private Leaders for Pandemic Response

Avian Flu Diary
Johns Hopkins Pandemic Table Top Exercise (EVENT 201) Live Streamed Tomorrow

BBC Radio 5 Live “Up All Night”

 

Center News

October 15, 2019 - Players for Event 201, a pandemic exercise, include global business leaders and prominent government and public health leaders—livestream open to all

August 21, 2019 - Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security to host Event 201, a global pandemic exercise