About every half hour or so, a plague sweeps through the village. It costs 5 medicine to stop, which is crazy expensive. I cannot figure out how to possibly produce enough medicine to keep up with the plagues.
It almost doesn't matter because within two minutes of the plague passing, I'm almost back up to my current max (80).
So is it pointless to devote 100% of your efforts to medicine production?
It really kind of ruins the magic to just let everyone die, but the cost is so small compared to the cost of saving them.