Last Friday, the World Health Organization held an emergency meeting discussing the outbreak of monkeypox after 100 cases were reported in 12 countries. Strangely last year in March of 2021, the Gates Foundation, WHO and several Pharmaceutical executives did a tabletop monkeypox pandemic “simulation.” The results from the report, which was released six months ago, and the report itself are now under intense scrutiny.
On March 17, 2021, the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) partnered with the Munich Security Conference to conduct the simulation and published their recommendations for such a situation in a report that was released in November 2021.
The NTI simulated what would happen if “a deadly, global pandemic involving an unusual strain of monkeypox virus […] emerged in the fictional nation of Brinia and spread globally over 18 months.”
The scenario was caused by a terrorist attack “using a pathogen engineered in a laboratory with inadequate biosafety and biosecurity provisions and weak oversight.”
The conclusion of the scenario was that the outbreak began in May of 2022 and resulted in 3 billion cases worldwide and 270 million deaths at the hands of the mutated monkeypox virus.
The timing of the fictional scenario has led to people online to say that it foreshadowed the current outbreak.
Vice President of the Global Biological Policy and Programs at NTI, Jaime Yassif, says that the use of monkeypox in the scenario was completely coincidental to what is currently happening.
“We wanted to select a pathogen that would be a plausible fit for our fictional scenario, and we chose monkeypox from a range of options offered by our expert advisers,” Yassif said to Newsweek. “The fact that several countries are currently experiencing an outbreak of monkeypox is purely a coincidence.”
There have been confirmed cases in the U.K., Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Israel, and Italy so far.
The Biden administration has already ordered $119 million worth of monkeypox vaccines after it was reported that six people were being monitored for the virus and that one was confirmed positive, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Politico says that on Sunday Belgium put in place a 21-day quarantine for monkeypox patients after discovering four cases of the disease.
Monkeypox is usually found in Africa but the new cases do not appear to show evidence that they had traveled to the continent before contracting the disease.
Currently, the WHO has 92 confirmed cases of monkeypox worldwide and 28 cases from a dozen countries between May 13 and 22. There are currently no reported deaths from the disease.
Right now, most of the reported cases have come from patients having homosexual sex, and according to the WHO, they contracted the disease from sexual contact. The CDC warns that anyone can contract monkeypox through close contact, though.
Many other public health officials have said that there is a low risk to the public of contracting the disease and that it will likely not last long as an epidemic.
Monkeypox was discovered in monkeys in 1958 and was first identified in humans in 1970. The virus is normally found in Central and West Africa and is considered rare for humans to contract because it means that germs must spread from animals to people through bites or contact with bodily fluids. Human to human transmission is possible – albeit rare.
Common household cleaners do kill the virus, says the Defender.
Do you think it is just a coincidence that there was a simulation for monkeypox just a year before the virus become mainstream news for infecting people across dozens of countries?