Researchers have come up with a scenario where zombies invade New York, the largest city in the United States. And to estimate that the chances of survival there would be very low.
Fantasized in many imaginations, zombies have virtually no chance of coming into the reality of the world. However, this has not prevented scientists from taking an interest in what would happen if such an epidemic were to appear in the United States. A study conducted by the team of Alex Alemi, then a graduate student at Cornell University, and made public on March 5, 2015. Findings reported by Business Insider.
Hypothetical zombie epidemic in the United States: transport very impacted
To carry out their work, the researchers relied on classic disease patterns to estimate the infection rate of zombies. It was considered that the latter could only infect humans via a bite, that they only moved while walking and that they generally had to be hit on the head to be neutralized. Simulations have been carried out at the transport infrastructure level, and these would very quickly become inoperative in the event of a zombie invasion.
Faster infections in densely populated areas
The observation is obvious: in densely populated places like New York, the largest city in the United States, the risk of infection would be significantly higher than elsewhere. It wasn’t until almost a month later that these places would become safe again, unlike the surrounding areas.
The Rockies as an ideal refuge
In such conditions, places almost devoid of life would automatically make perfect refuges. The Rockies would thus appear as a point to reach to limit the risk of crossing to the other side. But an educated population would probably be too large to be crammed onto these mountains, not to mention the likelihood of being swallowed up by the mob on the way. The “every man for himself” would then most probably prevail, as in all situations of panic or despair.