Skip to comments.Zombie apocalypse would wipe out humankind in just 100 days, according to university research
Posted on 01/05/2017 1:48:46 PM PST by BenLurkin
Using their hypothesis that a zombie has a 90 per cent chance of turning a human into a zombie once it has found said human, and that a zombie could find at least one human a day they predicted how long the population could hold out using the SIR model, an epidemiological model that describes the spread of a disease throughout a population.
Using the model, they split the population into three categories; the susceptible population (S), zombie (Z) and dead (D).
The lifespan of a zombie, they worked out, goes thus: S,Z,D. Natural birth and death rates did not feature in the working, as 100 days as the zombie epidemic took place over 100 days, which meant the natural births and deaths were negligible compared to the zombie virus.
The model works out how much infected humans come into contact with non-infected humans, and how likely it is one will spread the disease to the other.
Human survival rates were pitiful, with only a tiny amount of the population alive over the duration of the zombie apocalypse.
In a more hopeful follow-up study, students worked out humans could prolong the survival of the species by killing off zombies and having babies in the nightmare scenario.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
Hmmmm, quite a bit more science in that model than in ANY of the “climate research” models.
Is there any known disease that has a 90% infection rate from proximity and casual contact, and is 100% effective in killing the patient? Don’t think so.
I think their 90% guess is far too high. Sure there are some segments of the population that might fall prey at the 90% rate. Other segments would be nearly impossible for a zombie to get to. Overall I’d guess the average rate would be more like 20% to 40%, with that number tailing off significantly as the zombies transitioned to dead and the entire population density went down.
Too late, the Undead Thread already wiped out mankind.
What university is studying “zombies”?????
These fools spend waaaaaay too much time watching TV...
Children and minorities hardest hit.
Zombie apocalypse would wipe out humankind in just 100 days, according to university research
I believe this. I do. Zombies start out with idiot university researchers. Then move on to normal people.
Rick Grimes and Delta - x-ray - delta disagree.
I hope there are no taxpayer dollars involved in this “research” ... But I fear there are.
PLEASE, tell us no taxpayer money was spent on this ridiculous study! Money for study; money for antidotes and vaccines.
Please make it stop!
The study is just basic epidemiology. Using zombies just makes the subject less dry.
Those were vampires, not zombies
Interesting. I thought Zombies wanted brains...
Which pretty much eliminates the idiot “researchers.”
I wondered what climate scientists did in their spare time.
He just copied Charlton Heston....
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