I think I need to change my approach to this game. Convential means of their being a mafia group with players having scum equity with each other and whatnot doesn't seem likely. As Krogo said, it's more likely their's just one scum.
Starting to reconsider my Beta read too. He feels more like scummy town than an actual wolf. Not really sure on it though.
It is but I find it unlikely. If scum has this factional infect ability that kills players after a certain amount of time then to have another factional kill would just be redundant and uncreative. I doubt this is the case.
I will say, I think it's objectively better if no one hits me right away. You need a mask + a cure to help me. Otherwise you get sick too. Save up for tomorrow and hopefully I have enough $$$ to do it myself but if I don't we'll have a back up.