Operation Crimson Contagion

From the Facebook site Operation Vampire Killer comes this interesting piece…

A scenario, code-named “Crimson Contagion” simulated an influenza-like respiratory pandemic, was simulated by the Trump administration’s Department of Health and Human Services in a series of exercises that ran from January of 2019 throughout August of 2019.

In other words, the pandemic that we see playing out today was carefully planned, organized, and rehearsed in the form of table top exercises and scenario-based drills for well over a year. The Crimson Contagion draft report, marked “not to be disclosed,” laid out in stark detail repeated cases of “confusion” in the exercise.

Read the actual document here [https://drive.google.com/…/1l…/view…]

Federal agencies jockeyed over who was in charge. State officials and hospitals struggled to figure out what kind of equipment was stockpiled or available. Cities and states went their own ways on school closings. Many of the potentially deadly consequences of a failure to address the shortcomings are now playing out in all-too-real fashion across the country.

The scenario ends at the 18-month point, with 65 million deaths. The pandemic is beginning to slow due to the decreasing number of susceptible people. The pandemic will continue at some rate until there is an effective vaccine or until 80-90 % of the global population has been exposed. From that point on, it is likely to be an endemic childhood disease.

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In March, 2020, the New York Times did a piece on this. It is rather intriguing.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/19/us/politics/trump-coronavirus-outbreak.html

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