“This is not an apocalypse, it’s an adjustment. There is still electricity. There is still the internet. There is still order. We will adapt and we will survive.” – U.S. government
After twenty years of toil a team of Russian researchers drilled through nearly four kilometers of ice and reached Lake Vostok, a body of fresh water 100 miles long and 50 miles wide. Their efforts released the microorganisms entombed inside, something that nature managed to keep sealed off from the rest of the world for 25 million years.
Tiny, aggressive, and lethal, the microbes emerged from the ancient lake and wormed their way into the world’s water supply. Anyone who got caught in the rain, washed their hands, or took a sip of water absorbed these primal parasites and died in a fraction of a second.
Water is necessary for life. How do you live when the very thing you need to exist can kill you?