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Johns Hopkins ‘Clade X’ Simulation Shows How Outbreak Could Spread

Business Insider Australia: A leading medical institution created a simulation that shows how a new disease could kill 900 million people — and it reveals how unprepared we are
“…On May 15th, when the [Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health Security] ‘Clade X’ simulation was played out real-time, the people acting out the scenario were the sorts of individuals who’d be responding to this situation in real life. The players included former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, Indiana Representative Susan Brooks (R), former CDC Director Julie Gerberding, and others with extensive experience. Yet by the day’s end, representing 20 months after the start of the outbreak, there were 150 million dead around the globe, and 15 to 20 million deaths in the U.S. alone…” (Loria, 7/29).

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