Lock In Symbols & Objects

John Scalzi
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Haden's syndrome

Haden's syndrome reflects the changes that cause a distinct difference in humans, causing a rift in society. This is an illness similar to the flu or meningitis during the first stage. This first stage originally had a fatality rate of almost 75% of the patients affected, with a great number of the remaining percentage only experiencing the first round of symptoms. The name of the disease comes from the First Lady of the United States Margaret Haden, as she was one of first and most prominent people to get the disease. The second stage of the disease is of being "locked in," where the body is comatose but the mind is still functional.

Locked in

Locked in is the phrase representative of the way that Haden's syndrome patients are paralyzed but have fully functional minds. The body is stored in electronic cradles while the minds have...

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