Originally Posted by aaronwt
Is that all, kill off the tens of millions or hundreds of millions that are infected? And spreading extremely fast? Easier said than done. And you would be talking worldwide. Once you get to a certain tipping point, it would not be possible to stop it. Sure you would have enclaves of uninfected, but supplies are still limited. At a certain point billions would be infected. There is no way you could stop it after a certain point.
The "spreading" is happening by people dying... You'd have the same problem if the killer bees went out of control killing people or a pack of hungry wolves that nobody ever stops. IF you keep letting the wolves multiply and kill you, then yeah... you never will dig out of it.
But the thing is... most of the zombies are pretty dumb and even slow. The TV show hasn't gotten there yet, but the comic shows them wiping out bunches of zombies at various points. You can use knives, swords, an axe, etc and not fire off all your bullets. Knives are basically infinitely reloadable
You by yourself is tough... but the groups of people... if they keep their head straight... living people are smarter and more resourceful than dead people. Just clear a path and keep working. The more you kill the less there are. True it is probably worldwide, but several continents are isolated from each other... so you really only have to worry about clearing your continent.
I'm not saying it is easy... and the dead had an advantage of surprise at first... but people are smart and resourceful... we should be able to get on top of the situation, and then you watch the living and when they die, you burn them before they come back...
Again, its about learning to live with the new normal.
The first people evolving out of caves didn't have to fend off zombies... but LOTS of other wild animals that might kill, attack, eat them... and that was back in the times of rocks and sticks to fight with! That a small group of people survived and evolved (or if you are religious, Adam & Eve started from 2 and begat all of civilization starting from behind against all of nature) over thousands and thousands of years to get to now... it just requires a level reset in people's heads to move past it.
The thing about the zombies... they can't reproduce... living people can! So you make yourselves a safe area to keep the zombies out... you start growing food... you burn your newly dead bodies... and you reproduce yourself some new living people. It will take time... but look how fast the population can grow if everybody has a couple of kids... meanwhile, the zombies you burn aren't coming back and they aren't having babies.