A novel virus, moderately contagious and moderately lethal, has surfaced and is spreading rapidly around the globe. Outbreaks first appear in Frankfurt, Germany, and Caracas, Venezuela. The virus is transmitted person-to-person, primarily by coughing. There are no effective antivirals or vaccines. U.S. troops stationed abroad are infected. Now the first case to reach the United States had been identified on a small college campus in Massachusetts.
"This Mock Pandemic Killed 150 Million People. Next Time It Might Not Be a Drill." is from the May 30, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Lena H. Sun and narrated by Sam Scholl.