Generally, I'm not a fan of zombie movies. I find the plot holes so vast that I simply can't get suspend disbelief enough to get into the story.
Part of the problem is that everyone has their own favorite "flavor" of zombies and a description of how the virus/contagion/curse is spread.
Is it by bite? By air? By touch?
Depending on the answer, the zombie plague is either put down in a matter of days are destroys the human population in short order, both events that make rather poor drama.
Anyhow, I notice that National Review has taken a break from lobbing poorly-aimed slushballs at Donald Trump and embraced something they are fully qualified to opine on: zombie-themed tv shows.
Combat veteran and Army officer David French lays out a convincing case for how the military would be incapable of stopping zombies but he leaves out the massive 75,000 ton elephant in the living room: Everyone has heard of zombies already.
The notion that as soon as a mysterious virus starts spreading causing people at act like, er, zombies and no one will know what to do or take countermeasures is simply absurd.
How many times must we be subjected this idiotic idea that characters have never heard of vampires, werewolves or any other mainstream monster that has only featured in numerous films and television shows over the last five or six decades?
I have one word that refutes everything French has written:
As soon as the outbreak got over a few hundred cases and the media started blaring it people began saying: "Okay, zombie apocalypse time. What do we do when this goes pandemic?"
French knows that military people are particularly into this mode of thought. The notion that troops would scratch their heads wondering what this strange affliction that is passing through the barracks could mean before going down to the chow hall and watching their buds try to eat each other is just plain stupid.
The lesson of the Spanish Flu of a 1918-9 has not been lost. As soon as troops fall ill, quarantines will come down and be ruthlessly enforced - again, just as all troops in the Africa AOR were subjected to observation and isolation before returning. The first base affected would be screwed and then everyone else would be in chem gear.
Oh, final note (which our long-time readers already know): Zombies are actually a p.c. cover for Muslim terrorists. They are the Enemy Within, that infiltrates our society and strikes without warning, destroying our civilization. We can't know when they will strike, and of course we can't name the enemy, but that is the fear that drives the current fixation on zombies and why the government (including the military) uses them as a convenient (and politically safe) enemy for their planning.