So, this is about the world-wide pandemic...
Discuss what you would do, if, due to circumstances not under your control, you survive the virus, while 99.5% of the human has been wiped out.
It is highly unlikely that anyone you know will survive, however, you can add extenuating circumstances that would result in the survival of, say, a friend, when the pandemic hits.
So, the rules to this topic shall be as follows.
In your first post, say how you would have survive [The virus is completely inert after the initial pandemic, you can still get it later, but it no longer becomes lethal, and will in fact broadly alter you on the genetic level. Possible mutations include increased muscle strength, bone strength, synaptic response time, increased ocular capabiltys, [Similar to the mantis shrimp, which has the most advanced eyes of every known creature on the planet] and also a broad range of potential detriments. You decide.] and describe your initial response.
As more people post, we can presume that all of those here have, through various circumstances, survived. Do tell what kind of person you would be, and what you would go about doing.
Now, to give some examples on how you could've survived, since I expect many people would not be able to think of suitable circumstances.
a) Upon hearing of the massive casualties, you make haste for a military closed-environemnt nuclear shelter [NORAD as an example] and only come out after the lethal stage of the virus has passed. You then come across an infected person, who's mind has been destroyed by the virus. While in the process of avoiding it, killing it, taking care of it, or whatever you would do, you are infected, and within the day, you notice that strange things are happening to you.
b) You are abducted only days before the incident happens, and have been heavily drugged since. You wake up strapped into a cot, in a hospital environment. The straps are not, however, meant to restrain a conscious person, and you free yourself. As you wander the facility, trying to find a way out, you realise that you are... different.
c) You where lucky enough to have evacuated, and made it to a facility, where they where just able to manufacture a small amount of vaccine, before they where themselves infected. You are one of the only people to get the vaccine, and while escaping the death throes of your fellow evacuees, you notice that something has happened to you since the time you woke up that day, and your hiding from the grotesque monstrosties your guardians have become.
And so: let the coming of days begin.