Betterment explores a possible near future in the Southeastern Michigan town of Harwood, fifteen years into recovery from a pandemic caused by the virus H1X1. In Harwood, neglected infrastructure of pipes and waste management led to the spread of contaminant poison which laid the groundwork for a medical crisis. Although the town was able to recover, the pandemic intensified racial segregation and severely restricted the mobility of minority communities (primarily African American) in terms of housing, healthcare, and employment. Corinne Matlock, sister to the first minority to die in relation ...
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