Gifts of wandering ice

Page 147 - The dead and the living

The dead and the living

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And here comes the dark part: long forgotten diseases are about to come back, being well preserved in the frozen bodies. Modern people are not immune to them, they have neither vaccines nor medical knowledge of the ancients. They also have nowhere to run: they live on little rocky islands lost in the ocean. But Kalare says there is still time (big icebergs melt slowly) and there are two girls - Rita and Elie - who can help. But how?


And haven't Rita and Tim and Anna (and maybe Elie) already been potentially exposed? The body they found was less well perserved, but...

14th Dec 2017, 2:26 AM edit delete reply

They were lucky, that's all. It was just one sphere and the chance of it having some deadly virus inside was small. Everything will be very different once the spheres start arriving in thousands. People won't even have to open them: there will be enough of broken and cracked ones.

14th Dec 2017, 9:13 AM edit delete reply

And another current-day parallel: climate change means that centuries-old graves are thawing out and bringing back the risk of smallpox and other diseases.

12th Aug 2018, 5:18 AM edit delete reply

Yes, that's really scary. And it's exactly what inspired the idea in the comic.

13th Aug 2018, 12:35 PM edit delete reply

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