Zombie Attack Must be Dealt Swiftly, says Professor Robert Smith?
In case of zombie attack, human must attack quickly and aggressively to avoid the doomsday scenario of zombie domination, says science.
A study conducted by researchers at University of Ottawa and Carleton University used mathematical modeling to predict the scenario of a zombie attack. They based their study on the zombies described in books, films, and video games: slow moving undead creature who can turn other living creatures into zombies with a bite.
Their analysis revealed that a strategy of capturing or curing the zombies would only put off the inevitable.
In their scientific paper, the authors conclude that humanity's only hope is to "hit them [the undead] hard and hit them often".
They added: "It's imperative that zombies are dealt with quickly or else... we are all in a great deal of trouble."
Professor Neil Ferguson, one of UKs chief advisors on swine fluMy understanding of zombie biology is that if you manage to decapitate a zombie then it's dead forever. So perhaps they are being a little over-pessimistic when they conclude that zombies might take over a city in three or four days
The zombie attack research was an exercise to help scientists model and understand unfamiliar diseases. While the scenario is clearly not realistic (or so we believe), the paper wants to demonstrate how modeling can help respond to challenges in real life.
Professor Robert Smith? (the question mark is part of his last name) and his colleagues concluded:
In summary, a zombie outbreak is likely to lead to the collapse of civilisation, unless it is dealt with quickly. While aggressive quarantine may contain the epidemic, or a cure may lead to coexistence of humans and zombies, the most effective way to contain the rise of the undead is to hit hard and hit often. As seen in the movies, it is imperative that zombies are dealt with quickly, or else we are all in a great deal of trouble.