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How Are Vaccines Actually Made

How Are Vaccines Actually Made

If you had been born in the U.S. in the year nineteen-hundred, when the three leading causes of death were all infectious diseases – pneumonia and flu, tuberculosis and gastrointestinal infections – your life expectancy would have been just over forty-seven years. In the year twenty-ten, the leading causes of death were chronic diseases like …

Here’s What Martial Law In The US Would Actually Look Like

Here’s What Martial Law In The US Would Actually Look Like

It’s finally happened, a less-than-ethical bioresearch company accidentally released the T-virus. It all started with a cough, some difficulty breathing, and pretty soon Tyrants, zombie dogs, and those gross guys with the long tongues started running rampant. Now there’s only one way to enforce the quarantine that will save America- forget social distancing, it’s time …

United States Plan for a Pandemic

United States Plan for a Pandemic

It all starts with a virus, deep within someone’s body, and a stray genetic mutation. The virus is a member of the Human Parainfluenza family, and initially is nothing more than a run of the mill- if more severe- flu-like illness. However as the virus replicates inside its host, a stray genetic mutation breeds a …

Why Did Abraham Lincoln’s Secret Service Fail?

Why Did Abraham Lincoln’s Secret Service Fail?

The assassination of Abraham Lincoln sent shockwaves through the country that can still be felt today, a hundred and fifty years later. The country had just been through a brutal civil war, the process of Reconstruction was just beginning, and a single gunshot at Ford’s Theater robbed the country of its central figure. It was …

What Happens To Prisoners During A Disaster?

What Happens To Prisoners During A Disaster?

It’s been raining almost constantly for days on end. As Hurricane Florence unleashes its wrath from the skies, outside your prison window you’ve seen puddles turn into a lake. The bottom floor is no place to be right now, and it seems to you that this prolonged lockdown could soon become a lockdown from hell. …

Dumb Reason The US Lost A $1.4 Billion Aircraft

Dumb Reason The US Lost A $1.4 Billion Aircraft

February 23rd, 2008- a day much like any other, except in a few minutes the world will see the most expensive aircraft accident in history. By the time the morning is over, the United States military will have lost 1/60th of Russia’s total defense budget in one massive fiery wreck. Waiting to taxi on the …