An infection rages across the world. People are quarantined in all the major cities. The Playstation 3 masterpiece The Last of Us has some eerie similarities to the current situation faced by many regions in the world struggling to fight the COVID 19 virus. This episode of the Cabinet Podcast examines the science behind the fungal infection that ravaged the United States in the game’s alternate reality. Host Tim Gibson also takes the time to reflect on the fresh perspective he gained while playing a game about a pandemic during a real life pandemic.