Government says symptoms of infection include fever, disorientation, seizures, vomiting . . . Gas prices rising across the nation, up 38 cents in last month... Military personnel stationed across Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia . . . Face masks on eBay go for more $40+ each . . . State Universities enforce 6 pm curfew for all students . . . Mob at drug store leaves 9 dead, 14 injured . . . All flights to Alaska and Hawaii cancelled indefinitely . . . How to Survive Anything, Anywhere by Chris McNab tops bestseller lists . . . Red Cross calls for volunteers with medical-related experience . . . Young girl creates chaos at the Memphis State Zoo . . . Suspicious video shows shadowed creature jumping from tree to tree . . . President will address the nation in televised speech Thursday at 7 PM.

Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Damn Radio

Thursday, April 22nd

Today while I was out getting groceries, I made the mistake of turning on the radio and caught the end of that report about the mass suicide in Iowa. 23 dead in a dairy barn— apparently they’d rather die than become infected. Went to turn the radio off, but had already heard more than enough. That’ll teach me.

“You might want to consider a home delivery.”

Tuesday, April 20th

Drove Meredith to Dr. Meachum’s office today. We got as far as the parking lot — it was worse than Wal-Mart, no parking spots anywhere. You could see people lined up outside the clinic, some of them in wheelchairs, wearing masks, others laid out on the grass, old people, little kids – man, those were the hardest to look at. Meredith was in the passenger seat, doubled over and crying, scared and in pain. She kept asking, “What if it’s the baby, what if there’s something wrong,” and I didn’t know what to say to her, I just held her hand and tried to tell her it was going to be all right. How would I know? But it seemed to help. (more…)

What About Where You Live?

Saturday, April 17th

Okay, now I’m sitting up here in my study with the laptop and a half-empty bottle of bourbon, typing the words and it seems like it happened to a different person. It’s late and the house is quiet—if I listen I can actually hear Meredith down the hall, sleeping. She has to sleep on her side with a pillow between her knees. Dr. Meachum says that’s best. I’m going to post this now and try to keep it as updated as possible. If you’re reading it, and anything like this is happening where you live, I hope you’ll leave a comment.

Hysteria Hits St. Louis

Thursday, April 15th

I saw a woman killed this morning.

After breakfast, Meredith sent me out for supplies. The parking lot was jammed, and on the way in I saw a fight break out between two guys over an empty spot. I just kept my eyes straight ahead and kept walking. (more…)

More Map Updates

Wednesday, April 14th

Are you watching this map? It’s scaring the hell out of me.


Monday, April 12th

I guess a few of you found this site. One of you emailed me a copy of a quarantine sign that they’re using in your town. I’ve thrown it up in our “initiatives” section. Feel free to use it if it will help stop the spread.

Here’s hoping you don’t need to use it.

Diagnosis via Tweets

Sunday, April 11th

Feel free to check out that Twitter-account analyzer we’ve got hooked up. The media keeps talking about all the things that the infected seem to obsess over, and the symptoms they seem to show, so we took those and plugged them into a program that looks over someone’s musings. Take it with a grain of salt — but if your friends are popping up with some pretty high scores on there, you may want to avoid some face-to-face contact with them until this whole thing blows over.

It’s gotta blow over, right?

Here We Go

Saturday, April 10th

So, here we go. My name is Paul, and that’s about all I’m going to say about who I am. If what people are saying is true, the government is shutting down sites like this left and right for causing hysteria. So let’s just leave it at “Paul.”

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