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Clade X Resources

This training tabletop exercise is based on a fictional scenario. The inputs experts used for modeling the potential impact were fictional. It is a teaching and training resource for public health and government officials.

Executive summary

This document provides an overview of the exercise format and scenario, and concludes with recommendations from the Center on high-level strategic decisions and policies needed to prevent a severe pandemic or diminish its consequences should prevention fail.

Clade X Exercise Executive Summary Document


Policy implications

Full description of 6 strategic policy goals the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security recommends that the United States commit to in order to prevent or reduce the catastrophic outcomes possible in future pandemics like Clade X.

Implications of Clade X for National Policy


Slide deck

Primary and supplementary slides shown on large screens during the exercise to relay information and prompt discussion among the players.

Clade X Exercise Presentation Slides


Fact sheets

National High-Level Patient Capacity
Caracas, Venezuela
Continuity of Government
Deployed Military Personnel
Federal Pandemic Response Plans
Fever Screening History and Capacity/Realities
Trade and Travel—Germany
US Healthcare Surge and Crisis Standards of Care
Nipah Virus
Parainfluenza Vaccine Status
Parainfluenza Immunity
Priority Population Statistics
Sequencing of Parainfluenza
US Borders and Infectious Disease
US Critical Infrastructure
US Emergency Authorities
US Public Health Programs and Assets to Respond to a Pandemic
Trade and Travel—Venezuela
Ventilator Stockpiling and Availability in the US and Internationally
WHO Capacities and Assets


Background materials

A Brighter Dawn
Clade X Model
Clade X Pathogen Engineering Assumptions