“We’ve studied one million samples.” Professor Georges was very solemn. It didn’t keep Professor Osborne from scoffing at him.
“There aren’t a million people in this part of the world anymore.”
“We have been studying for a long time. At approximately fifty thousand people a year for the first one hundred fifty years, and then a much reduced rate. The last five years, we took samples from merely a thousand people.”
“So your rate of testing decreased over time.”
“The population decreased over time, and the methods became, by necessity, more circumspect: we could no longer use blood tests overtly. Also, our own population was badly hit by the Disaster.”
“Yes, of course it was. What did you determine?” Continue reading