That article indeed led me down the rabbit hole.
While there, I saw a reference to Event 201, which I'd seen headlines about previously but never really looked at. Having taken a closer look now, it really is amazing that this simulation took place a mere six weeks before the outbreak:
EDIT: Replacing the YouTube version of their highlights video with the main video page which includes all videos: https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/event201/videos.html
Again, this is all six weeks before the outbreak. Of course, that doesn't mean anything in itself, but if you watch the video, the parallels are stark.
A few links unrelated to Event 201 I have collected: