Ellie Williams: How did it even start? If you have to get bit to be infected, then who bit the first person? Was it a monkey? I bet it was a monkey.
Joel Miller: It wasn't a monkey. I thought you went to school.
Ellie Williams: FEDRA school. They don't teach us how their sh*tty government failed to prevent a pandemic.
Joel Miller: No one knows for sure, but, best guess... Cordyceps mutated. And some of it got into the food supply. Probably a basic ingredient like flour or sugar. There were certain brands of food that were sold everywhere, all across the country, across the world. Bread, cereal... pancake mix. You eat enough of it, it'll get you infected. So the tainted food all hits the store shelves around the same time, Thursday. People bought it, ate some Thursday night or Friday morning. Day goes on... they started to get sick. Afternoon, evening, they got worse. Then they started bitin'. Friday night, September 26, 2003. And by Monday, everything was gone.
Ellie Williams: It makes more sense than monkeys. Thanks.
This quote comes from a TV series ‘The Last of Us’. The scene where this moment comes from is in Season 1 Episode 3, with the title of ‘Long Long Time’ (1×03). The show is an adaptation of a popular action-adventure game of the same name. | The series ‘The Last of Us’ is produced by HBO