Today it's the coronavirus. Once, it was the Black Death - a disease that wiped out millions of people. And if the plague were to return to the world now?
Billions would die. It starts with one patient. A woman is dying in an Italian hospital, coughing up blood, convulsing and barely conscious. Before it spreads to the town. Dr Alana Vaughn, an expert from NATO, confirms everyone’s worst fears: the woman has the highly infectious disease that swept through Europe eight hundred years ago. The Black Death. And it takes the city.
The sickness is spreading so quickly that soon the outbreak becomes a global pandemic. Markets crash and governments fall as quickly as the citizens they govern. Then the country.
As panic takes hold and the death toll climbs, the consequences become horrifically clear – Alana must discover a way to stop the disease or it will be the end of us all. Then the world - and we all fall down. At the height of an epidemic, what kind of person will you become?
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