Posted 24 October 2011 - 01:10 AM
Posted 24 October 2011 - 02:55 AM
Georgia had a population of 9,687,653 at the time of the census. Going with a 1:10 ratio that means an estimated 968,765 Walkers there alone. The Walkers seen in Atlanta so far have numbered less than a thousand...even if we extrapolate all areas of the city and build on it there's room for more (Atlanta's 2010 census stated a population of 420,003...meaning that 41 THOUSAND Walkers could be in and around that area at my guesstimate ratio). Let's say military and other sanitizing attempts were to wipe out 75% of Walkers before the rout, that still would leave 10 times the Walkers seen on the show in just Atlanta.
I believe the show is Walker conservative for budgetary reasons.
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Posted 24 October 2011 - 02:37 PM
Posted 08 November 2011 - 11:38 PM
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Posted 10 March 2012 - 11:31 PM
Posted 10 March 2012 - 11:51 PM
I think you've hit the pivotal point of the whole equation. If the pandemic were spread only by bites, I don't see the spread being unstoppable. However, if all deaths by any means resulted in reanimation the spread would be much quicker.
I also believe time from death to reanimation would be a huge factor. Dr. Jenner said two minutes to eight hours. Eight hours would allow time to deal with the body before reanimation. Two minutes is a real nightmare scenario.
As has been pointed out above, even a percentage of the population reanimating would result in a disaster. Particularly if, as has been stated, in TWD world there has been no previous concept of the undead. The learning curve could prove insurmountable.
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