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Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America

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New York. The mayor is proposing electricity rationing, and stock prices are down. Vanessa brings her groceries up to the counter at a store. The clerk asks about Vanessa's husband, who's serving in Iraq. She hasn't heard from him lately. Vanessa is shocked that the store is charging $19 for a bag of coffee beans. The clerk explains that no one else has coffee, so it's not like price gouging. Except that's exactly what price gouging is. Anyway, she cuts Vanessa a slight break on the price, like, thanks Friendly Price Gouger! I hope Vanessa calls Eliot Spitzer, though he may be too busy running for governor now to help her out.

Vanessa arrives home, where a baby is crying. Her nosy neighbor says that she called the police, because everyone in the nearby apartment is sick, but the neighbor was afraid to go inside. Vanessa has no fear, and walks right in. There's a dead lady lying on the couch, a baby crying on the floor, and a man standing there with a gun. He says that no one can save them, and then shoots himself in the head. If he really thinks there's no hope, why wouldn't he shoot the baby first? I guess I'm being too logical about this.

Governor Max is having some sort of videoconference briefing with other governors in a super-high-tech underground bunker. Everyone is reporting looting, law enforcement walking off the job, and various other criminal activities. Max wants to release prisoners because they can't isolate or treat the people with flu in the prisons. Yeah, that sounds like a great idea. If he's so worried about the prisoners, why not bring them to the bunker? Max also wants to demand that their National Guard troops be returned home from Iraq to handle the situation. An aide says that they just heard that the White House won't release any of the Tamiflu stockpile to Virginia, because it has to go to New York, California, and the Pentagon. Max is pissed, but another aide says that the medicine probably won't help. Max throws a little hissy about no one following his plan, and runs upstairs to his little apartment, where his wife and teenaged son are living. The teenaged son tests his blood sugar and then injects himself with insulin. Max notices that their insulin supply is quite low. He promises his family that the vaccine manufacturers are on the situation, and that they'll be able to leave soon.

Back at Germ Central, Lauren looks through the bare cupboards and bitches to her mom that they don't have anything but rice and flour. Airplane Mom is in a daze and doesn't respond to the suggestion that she go down to the barricades and demand more food. Toby wanders into the living room, sweaty and pale. Airplane Mom starts freaking out, because they were all supposed to be fine.

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Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America

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Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America

New York. The mayor is proposing electricity rationing, and stock prices are down. Vanessa brings her groceries up to the counter at a store. The clerk asks about Vanessa's husband, who's serving in Iraq. She hasn't heard from him lately. Vanessa is shocked that the store is charging $19 for a bag of coffee beans. The clerk explains that no one else has coffee, so it's not like price gouging. Except that's exactly what price gouging is. Anyway, she cuts Vanessa a slight break on the price, like, thanks Friendly Price Gouger! I hope Vanessa calls Eliot Spitzer, though he may be too busy running for governor now to help her out.

Vanessa arrives home, where a baby is crying. Her nosy neighbor says that she called the police, because everyone in the nearby apartment is sick, but the neighbor was afraid to go inside. Vanessa has no fear, and walks right in. There's a dead lady lying on the couch, a baby crying on the floor, and a man standing there with a gun. He says that no one can save them, and then shoots himself in the head. If he really thinks there's no hope, why wouldn't he shoot the baby first? I guess I'm being too logical about this.

Governor Max is having some sort of videoconference briefing with other governors in a super-high-tech underground bunker. Everyone is reporting looting, law enforcement walking off the job, and various other criminal activities. Max wants to release prisoners because they can't isolate or treat the people with flu in the prisons. Yeah, that sounds like a great idea. If he's so worried about the prisoners, why not bring them to the bunker? Max also wants to demand that their National Guard troops be returned home from Iraq to handle the situation. An aide says that they just heard that the White House won't release any of the Tamiflu stockpile to Virginia, because it has to go to New York, California, and the Pentagon. Max is pissed, but another aide says that the medicine probably won't help. Max throws a little hissy about no one following his plan, and runs upstairs to his little apartment, where his wife and teenaged son are living. The teenaged son tests his blood sugar and then injects himself with insulin. Max notices that their insulin supply is quite low. He promises his family that the vaccine manufacturers are on the situation, and that they'll be able to leave soon.

Back at Germ Central, Lauren looks through the bare cupboards and bitches to her mom that they don't have anything but rice and flour. Airplane Mom is in a daze and doesn't respond to the suggestion that she go down to the barricades and demand more food. Toby wanders into the living room, sweaty and pale. Airplane Mom starts freaking out, because they were all supposed to be fine.

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