Claiming and Unclaiming

by johannespunkt

And the worst thing about this virus, this gruesome, terrifying, insidious, awesome – in the non-colloquial sense – ungodly virus, is that we have no way to detect it. Not only are its symptoms deadly, not only are they so frustratingly vague as to avoid arousing suspicion in its host; not only does it – according to prominent experts and authors on the virus – disguise the deaths it claims, unclaiming them. It also fails to show up on tests, refuses to be limited by any vector. You could have it already and not know, not even have an inkling. Then it takes you.