When Zombies Attack!!!

WHEN ZOMBIES ATTACK!: MATHEMATICAL MODELLING OF AN OUTBREAK OF ZOMBIE INFECTION

Ever wondered what will happen if there was a zombie apocalypse? Well, it really doesn’t matter. What’s more important is how the zombie infection will spread. Can we even have a zombie infection outbreak?

Philip Munz, Ioan Hudea, Joe Imad, and Robert  Smith have the answer (in a way). Borrowing “facts” from popular media, they have made a model of what the zombification of humanity will look like (in numbers + some graphs).

Even if you have no idea how infectious disease modelling works, read their article (the link is above). It’s pretty fun, easy to understand, and educational. Just don’t take it too seriously.

And if you can’t be bothered to read it, here is what the authors concluded:

“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.” (p. 146)

I suggest you hit them with this.

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