If this is my last correspondence with the outside world, I want everyone to know what happened. I am currently secured inside the last known uninfected stronghold for miles. I fear any attempt at escape is futile. My siblings have both been infected, as have many of the families we’re friends with. Already there are 17 victims of the unknown disease confirmed. As of my writing this, the pathogen has claimed no lives, and I can only hope that pattern continues, but I cannot count on such an optimistic idea.
This is the part where many of you may roll your eyes in derision. You may think I’m overreacting. But that's the way it always goes. I saw Contagion; I know how this works. The first few victims get written off or diagnosed with something normal. That’s when the disease mutates. I’m not going to be one of the naysayers that waits too long to take action. Those people never make it to the end of the movie.
There was a picnic on Sunday evening. A gathering. My current research suggests that this is where the infection took hold. There were huge quantities of children in close contact with one another and lots of unguarded food. It’s a miracle I made it out alive, though it is possible that I have already been infected and the disease is already circling through my system, dormant.
I am dosing myself with Vitamin C tablets and still have an adequate supply of antibacterial soap, but my resources as of today are insufficient to start a colony of survivors, should that become necessary. I have begun to draw up plans for a city, and all I need now is a suitable site to start building. That’s currently the best solution I’ve got, and it worked in I Am Legend.
If you think you may be infected with this new and dangerous illness, please seal yourself off from the rest of humanity. I’m sorry but it’s quite probably too late for you. As for the rest of you: Good luck.