I personally have had experience with da military , how it thinks ( or sometimes lack of)
I also know several people in law inforcement.
being a zombie movie buff, and known weird guy, I have thrown the idea around to such people before, to get their take on what would go down.
Firstly, forget the government made zombie virus.
the government does NOT make something they cannot cure.
Now, I'm not saying they cure it outright.
If say, oh I don't know, a man made virus, intended to get rid of "troublesome, undesirable members of the public" got spread beyond it's original target area, because straight guys had homosexual sex.
they have a cure, they won't just throw it out there, looks to suspisious, so it takes about a generation to "finally" develop a cure.
got to cover their ass, you know.
just saying, you know, not claiming aids is man made.
nope. not gonna say
they do have a cure now thou...
Anyway, gotta assume, the outbreak, come out of no where, so the government has no solid warning.
just people start going zombie. some natural fungus, maybe ?
The start would be minor, and gather little attention.
well, sooner or latter, it will get big enough to alert those on power, or some cop is gonna drag some zombo in, and the powers that be get wind.
new sickness with weird affects ARE reported pretty quick, even by local cops, to higher ups.
You see, our government ( In the U.S) Is VERY VERY paronoid about some terroist group using a bio-weapon.
So it won't be like in the movies, where it goes unknown. standard procedure, requires it get reported, quick.
So unless you are where the zeds fist appear, the government is going to be aware of it, long before it spreads far enough for john Q public to be affected.
again unlike movies, no foot dragging. uncle Sam rolls in with a quickness, and locks down area.
people dissappear, communication cut off, yadda yadda, problem solved.
But, as with all things , something could go wrong. a zed escapes or more likley someone infected runs for it, manages to hide, and it spread to far away to lock down
the the stand, taking out the man made stuff,best example.
now, zeds are sporactic, but spread out, and multipling fast.
depends on where you live really.
Right now , I live way out in the country, near mountains.
not a lot of people, and those around are your typical southern red necks.
bad for intelligent conversation, good for zed survival.
think about it.
Good ' ol boys, who handle guns before they can read, with LOTS of high powered rifles, with a "kill anything that looks different then us "mentallity vs zombies ?
please, they will have a BALL!
Long as ammo holds out, it's the safest place to be !
might actually outlast the problem .
plus, plenty of game here, fish, places to grow food, and our power goes out all the time anyway.
so i'm set here, not counting how I personally would deal with it.
Riots and such will kill far more then the zombies.
When it gets bad, he military won't hesitate to "hammer down" a entire city.
that means level, not nuke.
you don't nuke a city, next to you,dumbasss, you'll die from radiation/
Cities will fall, red necks will hunt.
eventually, it reaches crictical point, where every one thats not a zed, Is stashed away, in a military 'safe area'.
Give, oh I don't know, 10 years for zombies to rot away( they seem to rot very slow, like dick clark)
problem over LET THE REBUILDING START !
except, it may never be truly over.
Zombie might get frozen somewhere, or locked up, and get out, mess starts over.
Really, thou I don't see it ever getting that far. humanity has dealt with very contagious plagues before, and we are here now.
Yeah a lot will die, but humans will live on, after all, the black plague was just as bad.
I think more harm would come from people being stupid, the the zombies.
hell, a jury verdict, or a hockey game causes city wide panic