What happens? What happens is that we honor the memory of those who are no longer with us by using what we have learned to save others; to exercise faith and patience and charity; to reach out to those who are afraid. If we can do that, then their passing will have had meaning and we will grow from it.
The first new case of draffa was detected nearly a year ago. The family was so scandalized by it, that they lied about what killed him. By then, several of them had become infected, but because they believed that they were moral, they were sure that they would not be touched. So they decided to go out amongst the people. The disease began to spread. Each new infection was accompanied by silence and fear, the assumption that they were immune.