In a future Earth where most of the population have been killed by a deadly virus, nurse Marie Alexander cares for her 12 patients in a hospital's isolation unit. The world's destruction is man-made, the result of what the media dubbed the Cult Flu. Many difficult decisions have been made along the way but none more difficult that the one she now faces. An army private, himself infected with the virus, arrives with the news that a vaccine has been developed. The bad news is that Marie receives only three doses and she now has to decide who among them them will be the recipients. Written by
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The three people who stole the vaccine and died. Died from anaphylaxis. But that not because they were already immune. The adverse event was because of an allergic reaction. Swelling of the airway, rashes, and hives are classic signs of an allergic reaction. And when those symptoms are profound it's called anaphylaxis. And unless there is immediate life support, the patient will die. If they were already immune. There would have simply been no reaction at all. The vaccine would have been wasted. A good example of this is the Tetanus vaccine. It's thought that that vaccine is good for at least 10 years. But it can be given without concern if a person can't remember their last date of vaccination. So this idea was false. See more