“I’m not somebody who opens up to people very easily. With this form of expression,I think I’ve found a way to speak to a lot of people and share something of myself, while still keeping my distance. I don’t have anything against people who bare their souls to the media. I just know I can’t do it. I want to share things that seem practical to me. It’s the same if I go to a dinner party with guests I don’t know. I’m not going to share my life story with them.”
On day one there were two people with it, and then there were four, and then it was sixteen and you think you’ve got it in front of you. But next it’s two hundred and fifty six and then it’s sixty five thousand and it’s behind you and above you and all around you. In thirty steps, it’s a billion sick. Three months. It’s a math problem you can do on napkin. And that’s where we’re headed! And that’s why you won’t even tell us the number of the dead, will you, Dr. Cheever? But you tell your friends when to get out of Chicago before anyone else has a chance.