“The Last of Us” Apocalypse Is Not Realistic, But Rising Threat of Fungal Pathogens Is

By Isabella Backman In the post-apocalyptic world of “The Last of Us,” a rapidly spreading pandemic—in which a mutated Cordyceps fungus morphs people into zombie-like “infected”— besieges humanity. As the world contends in real life with a pandemic of its own, viewers may be left wondering if the HBO series’ grim portrayal of a different […]

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