It may have escaped to all of our colonies, carrying the disease everywhere! Even here. –Look, if you knew about this a year ago why didn't you come to me? Wh-Why did you try to block our examination of the ship? We could have helped. –Because I was forbidden! Because we were ordered to remain silent! Our leaders were afraid the people would take the disease as a sign from the gods that we had fallen from grace. They were afraid they would be voted out for attacking the public good. They were afraid. They were afraid of everything.