Sunday, August 16, 2009

In Case of Zombie Attack, Head Over to Canada

I'm a skeptic when it comes to the supernatural, but I'm a firm believer in hedging my bets. Thank goodness the Canucks at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa have come up with "When Zombies Attack: Mathematical Modelling of an Outbreak of Zombie Infection".

It remains to be seen whether this report will be discussed in Canadian military and public health planning sessions.

In case you're not interested in 18 pages of statistical analysis, I'll leave you with their conclusion:
In summary, a zombie outbreak is likely to lead to the collapse of civilisation, unless it is dealt with quickly. While aggressive quarantine may contain the epidemic, or a cure may lead to coexistence of humans and zombies, the most effective way to contain the rise of the undead is to hit hard and hit often. As seen in the movies, it is imperative that zombies are dealt with quickly, or else we are all in a great deal of trouble.
In other words, grab your axe and start hacking away!

(h/t Barry Ritholtz at The Big Picture)

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