Originally Posted by mrvideo
Surprised to no one has mentioned the helo reappearing our of nowhere.
The airborne virus bothers me. To me, even being close to buildings with lots of infected bodies would result in enough of the virus escaping to infect those that get near said location. IMHO, all it would take is one spore of the virus to kill you. i don't think at this point in time that anywhere outside is safe.
But, in order for the show to survive, there has to be plot holes like this.
Now, if the good ole doc would have said that the virus has a relatively short lifespan in the air, then it would mean that after so long, protective suits would not be required. But, when arriving at a location, one would not long it has been since the last person died.
Lots of ifs.
Actually, even after the virus escaped the building after a period of time it would be rendered harmless. Plus, since this, for plot purposes, is an airborne virus any virus outside the building would have to be "stirred up" to be re-aerosolized to cause infection.
And, no, one virus can not kill you. The "success" of an infection is determined by 3 factors: 1) The pathogenicity
(strength) of the infectious agent, 2) the defensive condition of the host and 3) the size of the inoculum. Even with the most infectious agent in the world and the most compromized immune system of a patient possible, an inoculum of one virus would not stage a successful infection.
If you're looking for "plot holes" however, look no further than the guy that died on the cruise ship. Of course, since he lost his mask there was a good chance of his being infected and so he decided to shoot himself rather than infect the rest of the crew. But in showing the blood that he got from the dead cruise ship passenger it led you to believe he was infected from that. Airborne transmitted viruses are not transmitted via body fluids and vice versa.
But my wife turned me on to this show and thus far I am enjoying it. I have yet to watch the last episode and that may be on the menu for tonight.