Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Swine Flu = Fast Moving Zombies

In case anyone is wondering, the reason I haven't posted anything in the last few days is because I am sick. At first I did freak out and jump to the conclusion that it was swine flu, but apparently it isn't. Anyway thinking about the whole topic of swine flu leads me into thinking about the swine flu zombie hoax that recently infected the Internet.

The 'new strain' of the virus plaguing the Netherlands that was infecting people and making them reanimated after approximately two hours and attack anyone in the vicinity, gave no reason as to how or why the infected victims were reanimating, or why they were so vicious, although this could easily be mistaken for an actual zombie outbreak where the information would be extremely limited. I would provide a link to the site making these claims but it has unfortunately been shut down; which could also be another sign of a zombie outbreak as it could me the government(s) are trying to contain the virus and limit information further to avoid public panic.

So far the story seems pretty convincing, to the zombie enthusiast anyway, well unfortunately for the author he made an obvious mistake and declared the new strain to be H1Z1. For various chemical reasons this can not be true, thus the story is more than likely a hoax.

But regardless of whether a zombie outbreak is currently happening or not, it is vital that everyone be preparing for it, or at least making some kind of survival plan.

If the flu is in fact responsible for the reanimation of human corpses, I'm afraid that nearly all hope for a slow moving zombie will die with them. The H1N1 influenza virus only has the ability to infect the cells in the lungs and throat and can only cause tissue damage to these areas, and regular symptoms such as stiffness, soreness and fatigue are caused by the body's immune system fighting the virus.
If the bodies are taking two hours to reanimate then there is a good chance that a lot of the brain cells will no longer be functioning, which could mean a huge decrease in mental capacity, physical capacity, or both.

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