Harry Stevens at The Washington Post recently published a very elegant simulation of how a disease like COVID-19 spreads. If you haven't already, I highly recommend checking it out.

Today I want to follow up with something I've been working on: playable simulations of a disease outbreak. "Playable" means you'll get to tweak parameters (like transmission and mortality rates) and watch how the epidemic unfolds.


I don't know how to make my interactive blog posts play nice with WordPress. So I'm hosting it on another part of the site instead.

Click here for the full experience

A teaser:

Originally published March 17, 2020.