History Headscratchers / WorldWarZ

20th Mar '17 6:57:37 AM AlexDKZ
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**** There is also the fact that in the Battle of Yonkers, the soldiers were poorly briefed about the enemy they were about to engage, and most hadn't see a Zombie in person, thus when shit hit the fan a lot panicked and started firing full auto, thus wasting a lot of ammo. By the time of the Battle of Hope none of those problems applied anymore.
20th Mar '17 6:51:47 AM AlexDKZ
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*** The whole defense of Yonkers was criminally ill-conceived and idiotic, yes. That's actually the point, it is mentioned that with a more logical plan that didn't run entirely on rule-of-cool, the troops there most likely would have won the day.
17th Mar '17 1:05:24 PM Rebu
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**** Okay, so they wouldn't be able to fight. But that still means that the virus had ''incredibly conspicuous symptoms'', but the public still didn't figure it out. And this leads to the subject of all those zombie infectees who travelled without ending up in a hospital before they got very far. Heck, most people would stay home or go to a hospital themselves. If they're at home, they find it hard to get out as a zombie. If not, then health authorities/local police raise an alert.
12th Feb '17 1:07:34 PM Sharlee
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** Maybe the guy has scurvy?
12th Feb '17 1:05:37 PM Sharlee
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** Or maybe, after having been blackmailed onto going on this lunatic global quest with the safety of his family in the balance, he doesn't trust the jerkasses in charge to save his wife and the kids for anything less than a ''proven'' defense.

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** Or maybe, after having been blackmailed onto going on this lunatic global quest with the safety of his family in as the balance, stakes, he doesn't trust the jerkasses in charge to save his wife and the kids for anything less than a ''proven'' defense.
12th Feb '17 1:04:42 PM Sharlee
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** Or maybe, after having been blackmailed onto going on this lunatic cure-hunt with the safety of his family in the balance, he doesn't trust the jerkasses in charge to save his wife and the kids for anything less than a ''proven'' defense.


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** Or maybe, after having been blackmailed onto going on this lunatic global quest with the safety of his family in the balance, he doesn't trust the jerkasses in charge to save his wife and the kids for anything less than a ''proven'' defense.
12th Feb '17 12:59:46 PM Sharlee
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** Or maybe, after having been blackmailed onto going on this lunatic cure-hunt with the safety of his family in the balance, he doesn't trust the jerkasses in charge to save his wife and the kids for anything less than a ''proven'' defense.








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**** Not that implausible; dogs bark to attract attention all the time.


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12th Feb '17 12:54:05 PM Sharlee
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** She's a BadassIsraeli with a gun who's just seen her home nation's holiest city being overrun by the zombie plague, and B-Wing contains the only hope of stopping them from killing any loved ones she might still have left in the world. Do you really think a bunch of lab geeks could ''stop'' her from joining the foray into that lab?


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11th Feb '17 5:00:31 PM Sharlee
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** Indeed, if the B Wing had succumbed more than a day or two ago, you'd think the surviving staff would've had time to assemble a more effective barrier for the sky-bridge than a pile of chairs.



*** More like a version that A) can't be easily transmitted between humans, so the treated soldiers won't infect the people they're rescuing with meningitis, and B) can quickly and consistently be cleared up with antibiotics, each time the treated troops rotate back from the field. If they'd "neutered" it by making it ''harmless'', the "camouflage" wouldn't work.



*** Viruses don't need healthy hosts, they just need a host that can pass the infection on to one (or maybe two) people before succumbing. Anyone well enough to move around for a few hours, or even a few minutes, is capable of doing that. Even an immobile patient should be able to infect anyone (like medical staff) who approaches. So the virus would never gain a sufficient evolutionary advantage from passing up victims for strains which do that to outcompete strains that don't. And once humans start wiping out virus strains that do pass up unhealthy hosts, strains that don't will attain a tremendous comparative advantage and take over the genome.

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*** Viruses don't need healthy hosts, they just need a host that can pass the infection on to one (or maybe two) people before succumbing. Anyone well enough to move around for a few hours, or even a few minutes, is capable of doing that. Even an immobile patient should be able to infect anyone (like medical staff) who approaches. So the virus would never gain a sufficient evolutionary advantage from passing up victims for strains which do that to outcompete out-compete strains that don't. And once humans start wiping out virus strains that do pass up unhealthy hosts, strains that don't will attain a tremendous comparative advantage and take over the genome.



*** It actually make sense, remember the setting is presumebly set in the real world where zombies,are just the stuff of science fiction, and then a zombie apocalypse,which was considered impossible, just hit. The main characters have ''no idea what hit them'' or what it was as they ''never'' seen a real-life zombie. Heck it actually shows a scene where a bunch of scientist are trying to understand what is happening. All they know is that it spreads incredibly fast and they look like dead people.
*** I myself thought that the zombies in the film were living infected people like the ones in 28 Days Latter, wasn’t untill recently that people told me that they were walking corpses, so yes, the movie is pretty unclear about that regard. The “avoiding the sick” would’ve make more sense in a TechnicallyLivingZombie scenario.

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*** It actually make sense, remember the setting is presumebly presumably set in the real world where zombies,are just the stuff of science fiction, and then a zombie apocalypse,which was considered impossible, just hit. The main characters have ''no idea what hit them'' or what it was as they ''never'' seen a real-life zombie. Heck it actually shows a scene where a bunch of scientist are trying to understand what is happening. All they know is that it spreads incredibly fast and they look like dead people.
*** I myself thought that the zombies in the film were living infected people like the ones in 28 Days Latter, wasn’t untill until recently that people told me that they were walking corpses, so yes, the movie is pretty unclear about that regard. The “avoiding the sick” would’ve make more sense in a TechnicallyLivingZombie scenario.
11th Feb '17 4:43:05 PM Sharlee
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** For all he knew, the other passengers might've tried to toss her the plane if he'd called attention to her injury, assuming ''she'' was infected. Terrified people aren't likely to take one man's word that she'd have turned already if she was.

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** For all he knew, the other passengers might've tried to toss her off the plane if he'd called attention to her injury, assuming ''she'' was infected. Terrified people aren't likely to take one man's word that she'd have turned already if she was.
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