Flu Epidemic Hits Tower Hamlets...In Simulation

By M@ Last edited 119 months ago
Flu Epidemic Hits Tower Hamlets...In Simulation


The Centre of the Cell, based in Whitechapel, have a timely and educational game that simulates a flu outbreak in Tower Hamlets. You play the role of Health Minister and are asked to make the difficult decisions as cases of the flu increase. Should you outlaw public gatherings? Force the closure of schools? Ban kissing? It's not easy managing the greatest threat to human health in 40 years. The site offers a good primer for those not already availed of the risks. Indeed, the Centre of the Cell has a whole suite of enticing games and videos about health and medicine. We look forward to the opening of the real-world space in autumn this year - assuming swine flu hasn't shut down all public venues by then.

Last Updated 30 April 2009