Another ‘dress rehearsal’ for a pandemic

Geoff Ward
3 min readDec 14, 2022

A training exercise under the banner ‘Catastrophic Contagion’, and envisaging a pandemic in 2025, has taken place involving the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in partnership with the World Health Organisation.

The ‘tabletop exercise’ was held during the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting in Brussels, Belgium, on October 23, 2022.

Geoff Ward

Writer, poet, tutor and mentor in literature and creative writing (MA and BA Hons degrees in English literature), book editor, journalist and musician.