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#161 - darthblam (04/02/2013) [-]
If a zombie apocalypse is anything like typical zombie movies/shows (somewhat slow, dumb, walking zombies) where it's all based around open wounds or straight up bites leading to zombification, (not the disease being in the air or in the water and such) then it should be rather easy for every zombie-savvy nerd to survive as long as they have the guts and willpower to do what they know has to be done.

In my opinion, there would be many survivors. Not only that, there wouldn't even be an apocalypse because such a threat could easily be contained and eliminated by a military force. The only loss may be the city or general region it started in, but there's almost no way it would end up taking an entire modern country or the entire damn world.

But again, this is only on the slight chance the disease does not spread through water or the air. If it did either of these... we are most likely ****** and are all doomed to zombification except for the lucky few with the genes that happened to make them immune to the disease.
User avatar #212 to #161 - tacticalhog (04/02/2013) [-]
I always thought that the disease could be immune to some people,but only if the person were not to be bit. Once the disease was released,some immune carriers may have transported it until they may have been in a different country for all we know. Just a thought.
#167 to #161 - anon (04/02/2013) [-]
unless the airborne strand of the disease doesn't turn until you actually die like in the walking dead.
then you gotta make sure that the recently dead stay dead
User avatar #168 to #167 - darthblam (04/02/2013) [-]
Well.. there is that.. but.. honestly I don't think that can realistically happen.

I don't believe it is physically possible for a virus or bacterial based disease to reanimate an already dead body.
If zombies were to happen, it would have to be like rabies on steroids, not reanimation of the dead, living without vital organs, etc.
#200 to #168 - Elemental (04/02/2013) [-]
Well that depends, if the virus or organism could replicate cellular respiration, and kicked in shortly after death, then it could keep the human body pretty functional.
User avatar #205 to #200 - darthblam (04/02/2013) [-]
Well yes... but as far as I know, there is no disease in history that has does anything like this. That's what I'm basing it off of.
#214 to #205 - Elemental (04/02/2013) [-]
Before the spanish flu nothing had killed that many. And no, the Black death has killed less. Just because it hasn't happened, doesnt mean it wont.
User avatar #229 to #214 - darthblam (04/02/2013) [-]
I'm not talking about killing. Lethal diseases have been common since forever. I'm specifically talking about a disease that "could replicate cellular respiration".

Also, diseases like the Black Death are practically extinct at this point in time. There is almost no chance of a disease like that spreading again simply because of MUCH better medicines and MUCH better hygiene.
#235 to #229 - Elemental (04/02/2013) [-]
Wellllll..... No actually. The big threat right now are diseases that are resistant to our drugs. Since we over use them to treat viruses and bacteria, they are evolving and soon we could have a super flu that we can't treat.
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