Just encountered the bug on ps4...it sucks
I replayed the game again, and backed up my files just before the bug. Luckily the second time around it did not occur.
So I'm sharing my save that's just before the bug, I'm at the hospital, level 9, reasonable stats, haven't spoken to almost any people, so it's a very clean save, did not embrace the Cox guy.
This is a ps4 save. Please select slot 2, because slot one is the broken one.
PS: The dev team can use the save as well, since the bug should be very clear for them in slot1.