This is Navid Forbes from The Daily Nut, writing from the hospital quarantine. The nurses have finally agreed to allow me and fellow press the use of a copier machine, so this is not a FauxNewsNetwork sanctioned Daily Nut report. Being in the hospital has made it difficult to get answers, but we’re journalists and we’re going to find and distribute the truth.
I had been following the riots in the north end Wednesday night when the police came and escorted those involved to the mobile aid shelter at the hospital. Many of the civilians had firearms during the riots, but were easily subdued with the police’s rubber bullets. Though none of the quarantine civilians seemed to be infected, we have all been stuck here for days.
Almost immediately after being quarantined in the hospital, doctors and security staff started taking stock of supplies and found that the generators did not have enough fuel to last more than a few days with the extra amount of people, though they had previously checked and everything had been okay. During the day Thursday, staff and civilians discussed their options. There are some police officers who, regardless of their own safety, decided to stay with their families instead of go on patrol. One particular voice in this is Nick Paulson, who—despite my multiple attempts to learn more about him—seems to be ex-military. He convinced the security staff and police officers to allow him and a few other weapons-trained civilians to head outside of the quarantine and get supplies.
I heard afterward that Paulson and company managed to get the police involved in getting supplies for the hospital instead of fortifying the police station. They got more fuel for the generators, but not as much as they had hoped.
Friday morning, Chief Baldwin was found dead. No one knows how it happened, or even what happened that he was out and without any backup. After the startling news of Mayor Büttski’s death, this came as a serious blow to everyone. While Chief Baldwin will be missed, we are thankful that there are others in this group that can carry the mantle. Captain Cecilia Shepherd stepped up, but she seems to be more of a politician than a police captain....
Cpt. Shepherd, agreeing with Mr. Paulson, had trained civilians scavenge for supplies while the police and technicians worked to get the turbines at the water treatment facility working again. Rumors are going around that none of these system failures are coincidence, but Cpt. Shepherd refuses to see any press to make a statement. This is partially why the military arriving Friday night was such a surprise to many of us, as Cpt. Shepherd is keeping a tight lid on any intel.
Major Bishop, the commander of the military detachment, took control of the situation and killed a giant, mutated infected before retreating everyone to the hospital and setting up surveillance nodes. With him, he brought supplies and combat medics, which are being trained by the doctors and military.