And you thought Ebola was bad.
In my latest Because Science, I’m looking at another aspect of a Walking Dead-style zombie apocalypse besides the virus itself — how quickly would a “slow zombie” disease make it through a population? Really, really fast. So fast in fact that the collapse of civilization under the broken, shambling feet of walkers doesn’t seem that implausible.
And taking into account that the show introduced the idea that everyone already has the zombie virus and “turns” after death, the mathematical model would give us even less time to get our zombie-pulping plans together.