This article is feeling lackluster. What do people think? It's type of asbestos where if you breath it in fifteen years down the line or so your skin starts turning into asbestos, which spreads the plague. The horror is supposed to come from the increasingly large numbers of people being interned just on the suspicion of being contaminated but I'm having trouble conveying that.
Date: 02 Apr 2012 20:11
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Linky no worky.
The idea sounds promising, but I wouldn't call it "asbestos" - i'd redact the name and call it something like "a fibrous silicate metal sharing characteristics of asbestos". The time frame you've established seems like it would make it very difficult to write a contaimnent procedure - unless the Foundation has some means of testing people for exposure they'd basically just have to be disappearing thousands of people and keeping them locked up for years, which would be very resource-intensive and start to get people's attention.
Lest you turn it into a standard "zombie plague" which would be too cliche to work as an SCP, i'd suggest that you make the method of spreading indirect - something like having the contaminees, once they start to transform, work their way into a crawl space or hidden niche in a building and "nest", whereafter they slowly metamorphosize and spread throughout the building.