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Zombie Virus

June 25, 2013

So I was asked by National Geographic to comment on the zombie virus. Could there really be a virus that would drive people nuts that fast? Too bad people don’t show the same interest in slower real-life plagues, like that of Alzheimer’s disease.

“As the population lives longer, Alzheimer’s is the defining disease of this generation,” said Senator Susan Collins, a Maine Republican who is trying to fight the budget cuts and sharply increase spending for research.

But, give National Geographic credit, they put things in perspective:

The majority of viruses on Earth infect single-celled microbes, and have no interest in us humans. “We’re kind of a sideshow. This whole planet’s really about microbes,” Chandran said, “just waiting to take it back.”

That should put your mind at ease.

One Comment
  1. SFreader permalink
    June 27, 2013 6:09 pm

    Someone once told me that zombies were more to do with addiction than viral or bacterial plague — would be interesting in setting up/exploring a situation where it’s a combination – the virus causes an addiction to something.

    (While I did enjoy reading WWZ, not so sure I’ll bother seeing the movie.)

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