Event 201

My recent piece in Man’s World, the best underground men’s magazine. Reprinted here with permission. On 18 October 2019, the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security (CHS) held a strange pandemic simulation known as Event 201 before an invited audience of 130 people at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. Billed as a “tabletop exercise,” Event 201 purported to war-game a novel coronavirus pandemic, less than three months before China acknowledged a very real novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan.

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