Suppose there were some dread, usually fatal, disease that first manifests itself as…oh, let’s say the flu.
Let’s say that there were procedures in place to handle a potential outbreak.
What if the good folks running someplace were a bit nervous about an upcoming election?
What if elections were held during cold and flu season?
Yannow, someone with an active imagination could prolly write some type of thriller with those suppositions. Might call it…oh, I don’t know…maybe “Death of a Nation”.
Be a page-turner, I’d bet.