PANDEMIC EXERCISES + THE GLOBAL DIGITAL HEALTH CERTIFICATE
"A lot of work has been done at EU level to get a common standard and common understanding of the situations in which you can close borders for public health reasons. The key is preparation ..."
On 1 July 2023, the World Health Organization took up the EU system of digital COVID-19 certification to establish a global system that will help facilitate global mobility and protect citizens across the world from on-going and future health threats, including pandemics:
DDCC:VS = Digital Documentation of Covid-19 Certificates : Vaccination Status
On 23 October 2022, Catastrophic Contagion a fictional pandemic exercise, was conducted by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, in partnership with WHO and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation at the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting in Brussels, Belgium.
The exercise simulated a fictional pandemic set in the near future ... spreading rapidly, with a higher fatality rate than COVID-19 and disproportionately affecting children and young people.
"Countries need to stop the spread of harmful misinformation and address this in pandemic preparedness plans ... In the run-up to the next pandemic, this will be crucial to saving lives ..."
See also: Google Medical Misinformation Policy
"Important policy issues and preparedness challenges ... were carefully designed in a compelling fictional narrative ..." (EVENT 201, 2019)
Vault 0 /The Known Traveller Digital Identity/
Vault 1 /ID 2020 + Good Health Pass Collaborative/
Vault 2 /Digital Identity + The Roadmap on Vaccination/
Vault 3 /Simulating Pandemics: The Lockstep Scenario/