Seeds Chapter 17 Page 18

docking areas are empty, nothing for miles. Whoever was feeding them that information was up to something, and he had a pretty good idea who it was. He walks towards the counter top to prepare rations and pours the hot water onto two pouches as the transmission continues:

We’ve no word from the States. Nothing. Complete silence. They lost a big fleet of warships in the Med a little over a week ago from the reports we got but there has been no word about it since. A big battle apparently, no word about survivors yet, but we’ll keep our hopes up.

We believe, and this is just speculation based on unconfirmed reports, that the infection has hit them hard with only East Asia forcing them into second place in terms of causalities and destruction.