Thursday, August 20, 2009
Romero was right!
If and when the Zombie Apocalypse arrives we are all doomed! Canadian mathematicians have calculated the possible devastation caused by an attack by zombies and have discovered that unless mankind struck back quickly and aggressively then we would be finished. Using models developed to study other (less horrific) pandemic diseases they looked at classic slow-moving zombies such as those in Romero's Dawn of the Dead and divided humanity into three types: the living, zombies and the “removed” – zombies who had been killed by decapitation.
They concluded there was no point trying to cure those infected or live with them - the best thing was to destroy them as quickly as possible.
“A zombie outbreak is likely to lead to the collapse of civilisation, unless it is dealt with quickly,” they write in the book
“While aggressive quarantine may contain the epidemic, or a cure may lead to coexistence of humans and zombies, the most effective way to contain the rise of the undead is to hit hard and hit often.
“As seen in the movies, it is imperative that zombies are dealt with quickly, or else we are all in a great deal of trouble.”
I know what I intend to do when I see the shamblers coming toward me! BLAM!