::Year 3, Day 249
Citizens of the Galaxy seemed to go unconcious at relatively the same time three days ago. All came to with memory loss and a number remembering trades that never actually occured. Deputy Surgeon General Kain Sunblood, working with Surgeon Master General Thies Windu - heads of seperate branches of the Rebel Alliance Medical Corps - worked tirelessly to discover what was wrong. It was in this time that they discovered a startling similarity of symptoms from person to person. Few were spared. It was obvious it was a virus.
No matter the most dilligent of work, the two could not predict when the second wave would hit, if it would at all. The little they could discern from the virus leads them to believe that it has some characteristics never before encountered.
"It seems to attack all at once, but randomly. The only real symptoms may not actually be experienced, but usually include weariness and a feeling of time passing extremely slowly." Thies informed our reporters, taking time out to educate the people of the Galaxy about this catastrophe.
Needless to say, the second wave hit them and they were stalled until it passed. They did not waste any time though. It is indeed remarkable that in three short days such a number of the secrets of this odd virus could be unlocked, and it only shows the skill of the Medical Corps of the Rebel Alliance.
The news was unexpected.
The specimens could be traced through DNA readings, and eventually they found a source. After questions and blood samples, a virus was discovered. Airborne, seperate strands could look similar to certain aliens‘ DNA. It was discovered that the labaratory space the Dark Empire\'s soap had been created in were extremely unsanitary. The fires used to melt were not hot enough to melt this virus... Something that was obviously either purely ignorant and foolish, or intentional on Vodo and his mens\' behalf. As the vast majority of the Galaxy feels to former theory has already been proven, and the latter theory had much evidence behind it as well, the latter has been acquired, and mottos have sprung up, such as ’Idiots really are contagious‘. Others worth noting are unfortunately extremely inappropriate for the public news.
It was decided that those who decided to use the soap prbably deserved the virus, but it was at that point airborne. Viruses about the soap attached to the skin, and floated with the scent. The extremely contagious virus spread as a plague would.
It is confirmed that at times someone may resist the effects of the virus, but there is no known cure at the time, and scientists do not feel there will be in the near future.
May the Conciousness be with You,
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