Written by: JSmith
Edited by: Laqueesha
28 DAYS LATER: THE TIMELINE.
November 1, 2006: (Day 1, Exposure) - Three animal rights activists unknowingly set free chimpanzees infected with the "Rage" virus at an animal research laboratory in Cambridgeshire, England.
November 3, 2006: (Day 3, Infection) - The infection continues to spread; generally in a southwesterly direction towards Wales and away from London, England; for now. BBC News and Sky News reports incidents of what seem to be minor, spontaneous rioting in England and Wales, but the British government slowly becomes aware of a much bigger, growing problem.
November 8, 2006: (Day 8, Epidemic) - U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair is taken to a secure location just outside London, England and is briefed about what is now clearly an international emergency as the infection continues to spread throughout England and Wales. Queen Elizabeth II and the British Royal family are flown via Royal Air Force helicopters, to Balmoral Castle. Plans go into effect to try and limit the spread of the virus and some government scientists are tasked to try and find a source of the infection, with the hopes of finding a cure soon.
November 14, 2006: With cases of the Rage virus quickly approaching London, England, and nearing Manchester and Liverpool, Balmoral Castle proves to be unsafe from the Rage victims and Queen Elizabeth II and the British Royal family are promptly flown out of the country via helicopter, to a Royal Navy aircraft carrier in the GIUK gap, the HMS Illustrious (R06). U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair briefs U.S. President George W. Bush, advising him that the situation is out of control and he will order a general evacuation of mainland Britain the next day. U.S. President Bush vows American and NATO help and speculates that this outbreak might be an al-Qaeda or similar terrorist operation.
November 15, 2006: (Day 15, Evacuation) - U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair orders mainland Britain evacuated and the United Nations convenes an Emergency Special Session in New York City, issuing a quarantine of mainland Britain. U.S. President George W. Bush addresses the American people and vows U.S. support to help the U.K. as much as possible in its hour of need. Spain, France, Portugal and the Republic of Ireland all reluctantly agree to be the disembarkation points for British evacuees from the mainland and Britons who are abroad are welcomed in America and Australia, as well.
November 17, 2006: The infamous, final issue of the Evening Standard goes out.
London Evening Standard: London's Quality Newspaper
Mass exodus of British people causes global chaos.
| Who will stop them? | Refugee crisis looms. | Dangerous animals! |
Blair declares a state of emergency.
Military ordered shoot to kill.
Government check points overrun.
UN to build giant refugee camps.
Chaos at all London airports.
Government calls for calm.
Warships patrol waters around Britain.
All roads around London gridlocked.
Rage infection case is first reported in Edinburgh Scotland
November 20, 2006: (Day 20, Devastation) - Millions of mainland Britons have been infected with the Rage virus. Hundreds of thousands of more have committed suicide in their homes rather than fall victim to the horrible fate of being infected or killed in violence and accidents related to the pandemic. Fortunately, millions were able to make it to areas in the southwest and east and north where a massive reverse Dunkirk evacuation of sorts occurred. Some last desperate- and false BBC News and Sky News broadcasts state that infection has been reported in Paris, France and New York City. This was actually an attempt by the British government to keep any other survivors from trying to make it to the remaining protected evacuation areas, which were over capacity.
November 28, 2006: - Shortwave radios pick up a transmission from Wales. It is a hauntingly beautiful rendition of Nearer, My God, to Thee. Breaking glass and snarling are heard in the background before a final: "Goodbye all!" A recording of this rendition becomes an international smash hit. A large portion of the profits are donated to the British Survivors Fund, set up during the crisis.
November 29, 2006: (28 Days Later) - Mainland Britain has been completely destroyed by the Rage virus. While close to five million people mainly from England and Wales were evacuated it is estimated that nearly 55 million people throughout the U.K. have died as a result of the infection. Around 500,000 or so are estimated to still be alive in the country but there is now little hope for them; indeed thousands are dying or being infected every hour. Queen Elizabeth II and U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair deliver a tear filled address that is broadcast worldwide; they have lost their homeland.
December 7, 2006: Manchester, England burns to the ground in a huge conflagration; due to the lack of functioning fire brigade(s). On the other hand, London, England stands nearly untouched.
December 18, 2006: Several worldwide memorials are held in memory of the millions who perished in the Rage virus outbreak. The memorial in New York City's Central Park is attended by several prominent survivng Britons including Queen Elizabeth II, Prime Minister Tony Blair, Prince Charles, Prince William, Elton John and David Beckham. Hundreds of thousands of displaced Britons and British expats living in the United States and Australia also attend.
December 25, 2006: Queen Elizabeth II's annual Christmas message is broadcast from The Lodge in Canberra, Australia. The Queen appeals to the surviving Britons around the world that: "Our land will always be in our hearts."
January 5, 2007: (5 Weeks Later) Surveillance planes note that most of the infected appear to be dead or dying from starvation and thirst. Some survivors are found; including, the famous Manchester 3.
January 20, 2007: American scientific teams initially conclude from studying Rage virus samples that it appears to effect only primates and that it apparently hasn't mutated or gone airborne. A large scale re-population of mainland Britain is thus possible.
February 2, 2007: U.S. President George W. Bush addresses a joint session of the U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C. attended by Queen Elizabeth II and U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair. It has been decided that the United States will lead an international attempt to re-populate mainland Britain. President Bush also appeals for U.N. and NATO assistance in the mobilization. In the address, President Bush also warns the governments of Iran, the DPRK and "other tyrants" that "while our attention may now be on a friend, we will still be watching."
February 19, 2007: (11 Weeks Later) - An American-led NATO military force enters London, England. The U.S. military is joined by several others from around the world; including Australian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Brazilian, German, and Dutch military forces.
March 15, 2007: Conditions in the U.N. Refugee camps in Spain, Portugal, France, and the Channel Islands are deteriorating and there are growing incidents of anger among the displaced Britons. There is a lot of pressure on the international community to find a more permanent home for the thousands of displaced Britons in these aforementioned camps.
March 19, 2007: U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair announces that returning British military forces from Afghanistan and Iraq won't be immediately re-deployed in mainland Britain. Instead, they will be deployed to the British refugee camps in Europe, the Channel Islands, and the only untouched country of the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland.
April 12, 2007: (18 Weeks Later) - Despite widespread skepticism, a report conducted by the U.N. and NATO declares that mainland Britain is free of infection.
April 30, 2007: It is announced that there will be a worldwide lottery of surviving Britons in the U.N. refugee camps and in other uncomfortable situations to determine who will be amongst the first to repatriate. Only those without children under 18 will be chosen from initially.
May 2, 2007: It is clarified that the repatriation lottery applies only to those who were residents of mainland Britain prior to October 15, 2006. Also, Prime Minister Tony Blair declares that Queen Elizabeth II and the other survivng government officials will remain in Canberra, Australia the time being. One aggressive British journalist caused some controversy by quiping: "Of course, they were the first out; so, its only proper that they are the last back!"
May 26, 2007: (24 Weeks Later) - Reconstruction begins as the Isle of Dogs (District 1 Zone) receives its first group of refugees. If all goes well, plans are established to repopulate certain areas of Sheffield, Birmingham, Liverpool, Leceister, and Cardiff in the next coming summer months.
June 27, 2007: U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair resigns in the face of growing pressure, both at home and abroad.
June 29, 2007: (28 Weeks Later) - It is noticed by a group of Portuguese journalists that a couple of children under the age of 18 have joined a group flying to the District 1 Zone for repatriation.
July 4, 2007: The Isle of Dogs Massacre occurs as most of the repatriated Britons are shot or killed by the American-led NATO military force in an attempt to quell another deadly outbreak of the Rage virus. The attempt largely fails.
August 4, 2007: Victims of the Rage virus reach Paris, France; which has been largely abandoned after an unexplained outbreak of the Rage virus in France swept inland from the Calais region. All of Europe trembles at the thought of: "What happens next?"
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