By Lawrence Durrell
The British international place of work is a undying establishment. Antrobus is the embodiment of every thing that makes it what it's. His stories of diplomatic misadventure, observed via memorable and witty drawings, make a set to cherish, for so long as the overseas place of work holds sway over far-flung British pursuits. 'Whatever wars there is and no matter what crises, there'll nonetheless, please heaven, be the diplomatic corps, with its protocol and formalities and a box of humour which i have not visible higher used than in those stories.' John Betjeman
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Mientras que todo el mundo, tanto los gobiernos como el sector privado, se desvivía por mantenerse al día con la lista de vulnerabilidades conocidas, contra las desconocidas o días-cero la situación era aún peor. Apenas existía defensa contra ellas, precisamente porque los vectores de ataque eran, por definición, desconocidos. Chuck y Susie me miraron como si no supieran qué decir. —Significa que es un ataque contra el que estamos indefensos. Stuxnet, el virus que supuestamente había acabado con las plantas de procesamiento nuclear de Irán en 2010, se había servido de unos diez díascero para entrar en los sistemas que atacó.
Yo tenía la esperanza de que pudiera echarle un vistazo a Luke o de que se ofreciera a colarnos por la entrada trasera de algún hospital, pero no tuvimos tanta suerte. Ni ella ni Rory estaban en casa. Los llamamos por teléfono, pero las redes de telefonía móvil estaban saturadísimas. Mientras Chuck hablaba de cómo reconocer los síntomas de las enfermedades infecciosas y aconsejaba no tocarse la cara, busqué en las Páginas Amarillas direcciones de clínicas u hospitales cercanos y las anoté en un trozo de papel.
Tienes una mascarilla nueva? —me preguntó Chuck. —Nos han dado una N95 o algo parecido —respondí yo—. No sé qué quiere decir eso. —¡Ja, una N95! —Chuck soltó un bufido—. La que te había dado yo era mucho mejor que la del noventa y cinco por ciento de protección. No deberías haber dejado que se la quedaran. Te traeré unas cuantas más. —Es como si se estuviera preparando para la Tercera Guerra Mundial —se burló Susie—. ¿Estás seguro de que no quieres una taza de algo caliente? —Caliente no, pero algo fuerte quizá sí.
Antrobus Complete by Lawrence Durrell