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Why CJD? (Spoilers)

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David Hambling Can anyone explain why it was important that Patient Omega should have CJD rather than anything? I missed the significance of that.

Brett Patient Omega needed to have a disease that the special electricity would not cure. CJD fit the bill.

David Hambling I gathered that, but why would the special electricity not cure CJD in particular? I suspect King had an explanation in mind but forgot to put it in.

I'm guessing it's because it's a prion rather than a virus per se...but why would that make a difference?

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