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Old November 6 2013, 02:49 AM   #538
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Re: The Walking Dead Season 4

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It's not a rational option at all. It's primitive, doesn't work, and ignores many basic facts about the spread of these types of disease. The best thing at her disposal was to do what they are doing now by isolating those with the disease,
Right, in a large open space that's not airtight and can't be made airtight with any surety, which means calling the patients there "isolated" is delusional in the extreme, especially if we find out that the disease is airborne!

looking for preexisting medications,
Which, again, requires risking getting overrun by hordes of dead people trying to eat you. How do you keep missing that?
Exactly; there is no isolation in an open-air environment. Prisons are not designed for medical isolation, so all they are doing is admitting that if someone is sick, they will turn, so you don't need that in the common area.



Do you know how long it takes to create a useful anti-viral? Or what resources you need? They are in an abandoned prison. Not a Merck Lab.
Another great point. How are some so willing to believe there will be an answer in whatever drugs are left (and who is qualified to even concoct an anti-viral) for a disease they do not understand?


It's a solution that takes into account their current reality, not medical knowedge that, while up-to-date, is only useful in a functioning society. Whatever you want to call their situation, "functional" ain't the word for it.
True--they are just existing, and are not even as organized as Woodbury. Carol seems to be the only resident to figure this out, so she made a decision. Grim, but necessary.
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