"Are things going to get worse?" Julie asked, and Alex could hear the suppressed panic in her voice.
"Yeah, I think so," Alex said. "If you can believe that."
"I don't want to eat rats," Julie said. "Or dead people."
"Me neither," Alex said. "Let's get going so we won't have to."
This song isn't PA but it made sense to me when it played on the radio as I was reading about the old parishioners Alex was checking in on and how he thought they may have suffocated. Here it is: