The World Economic Forum is planning to hold a panel at its upcoming annual meeting labeled “Preparing for Disease X,” as the World Health Organization claims the unknown disease could cause “20 times more fatalities” than the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a post on X, formerly Twitter, The Dossier’s Jordan Schachtel posted a schedule of the upcoming forum, which will take place on January 17, writing, “Event 201 was launched at Davos. Next week, they have a panel at WEF 2024 called Preparing For Disease X, featuring the infamous Dr Tedros of the WHO.”
According to the World Economic Forum’s website, the panel of speakers for “Preparing for Disease X” will include WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Brazil Minister of Health Nisia Trindade Lima, Shyam Bishen from the Centre for Health and Healthcare, and multiple healthcare executives.
The summary of the “Preparing for Disease X” panel states, “With fresh warnings from the World Health Organization that an unknown ‘Disease X’ could result in 20 times more fatalities than the coronavirus pandemic, what novel efforts are needed to prepare healthcare systems for the multiple challenges ahead?”
The World Economic Forum’s website notes that the panel discussion is connected to both the Collaborative Surveillance Initiative and the Partnership for Health System Sustainability of the World Economic Forum.
On its website, the WHO states, “Disease X represents the knowledge that a serious international epidemic could be caused by a pathogen currently unknown to cause human disease.”
Dr. Richard Hatchett, who serves as the CEO of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, previously claimed that while Disease X “might sound like science fiction,” the disease is “something we must prepare for.”
The WHO lists Disease X as one of the top priority diseases for research and development. The organization considers diseases a top priority if the diseases “pose the greatest public health risk due to their epidemic potential and/or whether there is no or insufficient countermeasures.”