Very interesting discussion. Still, I feel like you guys are overestimating the human survival rate. The virus attacks humanity, it's only a handful who have some kind of mutant defense against it, and even they are not immune once they go comatose or dead. The virus could have a three generation gestation for all anyone knows. Plenty of time to infect every human on the planet. Like a time bomb. In other words - being in a bunker might not be any protection whatsoever from the maturation of the virus. The story appears to me to be centered around the simple fact that for every 5000 (?) people, only one survives. And that's just fanwank, there's no actual canonical formula. You don't organize around that ratio, you survive it alone. I feel like the whole thematic point to the series is that the world has turned and that includes institutions, organizations, internet, telecommunications, everything of the modern age is taken away and the survivors are living in a wasteland. The survivors are not immune, either. Also, I believe the CDC episode addressed the "hope for government rescue" option. It doesn't seem to be a very viable hope. I'm looking forward to see where the series takes the story. Here's a question: at what point do the zombies just rot apart? Or are they making fresh ones? If the majority turned at the same time - are they increasingly decomposing as the series goes on?