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« on: May 20, 2011, 04:40:22 pm »

Now in zombie movies the government has to be inept and the army has to fail to contain the invasion, or the story would be very dull. Though some are about very local outbreaks, not apocalypses, and therefore don't have that requirement. But that's not the point. The idea is: for an apocalypse to happen, every organisation and every individual attempt must have failed.
And that's where reality diverges from apocalyptic movies: it doesn't have to end in an apocalypse. The government has controlled epidemics before, and it'll likely do it again. Zombies? Well, that sure is different from what we've known before, so we don't know how it'll go, or exactly what it takes to be ready for it, but we can picture the general idea of what we might do, and the government also has a plan:

http://emergency.cdc.gov/socialmedia/zombies_blog.asp
 


Ok, it's just general disaster preparedness promotion, but it does talk about what the CDC would do in case of zombies; good to know someone's been giving it a thought Grin
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2011, 06:28:46 pm »

Darn beat me to it lol.
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2011, 06:51:05 pm »

I know, it was only a matter of time before someone posted it!
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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2011, 12:02:35 am »

I really wouldn't be worried about an outbreak in any western country. The government has plans in place for what to do in every situations and a zombie apocalypse through bites would never happen because it could be shut down so quickly. I think that the place where a zombie outbreak would be most dangerous is Japan or China simply because of the high population density. That being said China does have a ridiculously large army so they might be able to close it down pretty quickly.
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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2011, 06:20:07 am »

china doesnt have a very high population density. its about equal to poland, i think.
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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2011, 11:05:48 am »

Japan wouldn't be so bad because there isn't really any way back to the mainland.
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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2011, 11:09:00 am »

well, it would be bad for the japanese, i think that's what ricky had on mind:P
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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2011, 12:07:40 pm »

England would be bad for EU unless France block up the chunnel
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« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2011, 03:16:50 pm »

I personally think it will be a problem because at first people will not know how to dispatch the infected. and theres no way to set up a perfect quarantine immediately people will flee the city with infected with out knowing it or meaning to. Also from an anime I didn't like (just cause every 10 seconds it was a shot of jiggling ass or boobs just seemed dumb to me) but the main characters were discussing how it (the disease) would be handled. They looked at how long it could take for corpses to decompose. But they also stated that the standard time it could take for a corpse to decompose might very well be thrown out the window becausewell they were taking about reanimated corpses.

But then I liked the part about how long it would take for the disease to stop spreading, and they argued that unlike the black plague that died out mainly due to the fact that enough people had died out to make it to difficult for the disease to spread. But with the zombie disease  the zombies moved to knew areas taking with them the disease.

I just liked that theory also the zombies reacted solely to sound, which I also like so walking quietly with a stick or something you could push them slowly out of the way as you went.

If you want to see the anime its The Highschool of the Undead
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« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2011, 12:25:58 pm »

On the one hand, the military has the advantage of strength in firepower.

But on the other, the zombies greatest advantage is thier absolute lack of a sense of self preservation.

If you set us a mine field, the zombies will walk right through it setting off mines as they went. The one's behind them would just walk through the cleared path. The one's that reach the skirmish lines will be shot up, but they will take time to fall down, which means that the one's behind them are shielded and getting closer.

Don't think of a zombie mass as a swarm. Think of it like a wave on the beach.
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« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2011, 07:23:24 am »

The thing is, zombies are only dangerous in large numbers for that very reason.  The thing that doesn't make sense about most zombie scenarios, from a logical standpoint, is how the numbers got so large in the first place.
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« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2011, 10:40:17 am »

Easy- long incubation periods before the infected turn zombie. I wish I'd saved that thing Dodom did, it explains it really well.
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« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2011, 12:00:12 am »

In the case of the incubation, Could be like THZ where it is only when they die so if you think about it an area that has a natural disaster with unknown infected could be a damn hell hole a week later. That would be scary also on the note of high school of the undead, ok anime but the idea of them only using sound was a great one i like it.
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« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2011, 01:20:08 am »

In the case of the incubation, Could be like THZ where it is only when they die so if you think about it an area that has a natural disaster with unknown infected could be a damn hell hole a week later. That would be scary also on the note of high school of the undead, ok anime but the idea of them only using sound was a great one i like it.

I watched that anime but the thing that didn't make sense to me was that after they discovered that they hunt by sound they proceed to do the noisiest things possible. Driving a humvee, firing guns, riding motorbikes, screaming, etc.

I think that regarding the swarms of zombies if they got that large the military would still be able to put them down faster than they can assault the position. I read somewhere that during the vietnam war it took 250 000 rounds to kill a soldier. Now that is because they are supressing the enemy and also because they usually just fire in the general direction of the enemy. During a zombie apocalypse the enemy isn't hiding it will be walking in the open making it possible to kill them far more easily. Even if it took a full magazine to kill a zombie that is still a far cry from 250 000 rounds.
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« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2011, 07:39:19 pm »

Im fairly sure a small group of 4 could wipe out alot of zeds in an urban area. Barricade an apartment building and just sweep and block the lower floors and work your way up. Very easy and would have not alot of people to kill and a good amount of food to survive.
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