When is a game not fun? When two percent of the world’s population perishes. That was the outcome of a day-long exercise in global-pandemic management (Erica Ollmann Saphire, San Diego, Feb 2015; Luis Bettencourt, Washington, D.C., Oct 2011; Richard Carmona, Washington, D.C., May 2007) held by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. Ten experts played the roles of U.S. officials in a series of meetings convened by the National Security Council. By the way, the simulation’s pandemic was engineered and set loose by terrorists, not generated by an animal virus mutating and jumping to humans, as Barbara Han (Austin, Feb 2016) warned us about.