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Old 01-05-2017, 04:47 PM   #1
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Default Lasting in a Zombie Apocalypse

Journal of Physics Special Topics
An undergraduate physics journal
A2 5 A Zombie Epidemic
C.T. Davies, K.J. Cheshire, R. Garratley, J. Moore
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, Leicester, LE1 7RH

November 22, 2016

Abstract
We investigate the spread of a zombie virus through the global population with one person infected at day 0, using the SIR model. We find that by day 100 the surviving population is roughly 100-200 people.

Introduction
The SIR model is an epidemiological model that
describes the spread of a disease throughout
a population. This model splits the population
into three categories: Those susceptible to
the infection, those that are infected, and those
that have either died or recovered. The SIR
model then considers the rates at which infections
spread and die off as individuals in the population
come into contact with each other. We
will use this model to investigate the spread of a
zombie epidemic.

Full research: https://physics.le.ac.uk/journals/in...ewFile/956/679
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Default Will P.E.I. be the first to fall in the zombie apocalypse?

I guess many of we Canadians won't last the first couple of weeks:

***If a zombie apocalypse a la The Walking Dead ever came to Canada, P.E.I. would be the last place you'd want to be, according to an analysis by an American real estate company.

Estately publishes a blog that it says "explores local culture, humour, and exotic homes." Entries have included The Most Lewd-Sounding Town Names in Each State and The D-List Celebrities Each State Googles More Than Any Other State.

Estately also did a zombie survivalist analysis of U.S. states, and followed that up with a Canadian version for Americans suggesting they would flee the country over the results of the U.S. election.

The blog entry ranked P.E.I. last among the provinces and territories for zombie preparedness.

Blog author Ryan Nickum used five criteria for his ranking.

■Population density (higher density equals more prey).
■Number of firearms licences (the better to defend yourself with).
■Cremation versus burial (the cremated can't rise from the dead).
■Physical fitness of the population (the better to run away).
■Interest in zombies (knowledge is power).

P.E.I. ranked 10th or worse in four of the five categories, managing a sixth in zombie knowledge. Overall, it came in last place, behind Ontario.

In an email to CBC News, Nickum said while P.E.I. is last in Canada, it would still fare better than all but three or four American states...***

More at link:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince...ypse-1.3919228
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