Event 201 – a pandemic tabletop exercise – took place in October 2019. A Mr. Gao (George!) from China took part. Did he know that this game was playing out for real in a major city back home, even as they spoke?

Update: Dr. Gao is a big deal. Click for details.

What a weird coincidence. Just one of those darnedest things.

The purpose of the exercise was presumably to test various countries’ preparedness for such an eventuality, which has been touted for decades as inevitable. If so, it did not really work, did it, boys and girls?