Dorian Thompson wrote:
Would it have been better to set the story in the 80s or even early 90s before social media? Would it be more believable in terms of a widespread outbreak and lack of information?
Probably. That's why the original Night of the Living Dead
worked so well, because in 1968, you had TV and radio, but reports were anything other than instant, unless watching/listening to field reports, but information/channels were limited. It was more of a guerilla, daring situation.