Oryx and Crake

chapter 13 media

how did the media handle the end of the world ?

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There were those that preached of the apocalypse in the streets, confused by the lack of expected fanfare. Infection rates spread on maps. Hastily put together documentaries tried to capture the progression of the disease. Many conspiracy theories floated around. The virus was spreading incredibly fast.

During the second week of the outbreak, there was a huge effort to contain the virus. Many points of entry and exit were cut off, quarantine areas were established, and hot lines were created. Jimmy noted that the newscasters were changing, their predecessors more than likely dead because of the virus. Jimmy watched a website that featured lights on the areas of the world that were still communicating via satellite. He witnessed their slow demise. Slowly, each channel went dead. A few documented their own deaths.