Originally Posted by Saracenar
It's possible that they don't know you can stop the infection by amputating. Not everyone knows how it works, and they haven't met anyone who has survived a bite.
I know, but it just felt like something was left hanging there. Like it could have been just a suggestion that was reasoned away. However, it is not even thought about. Whereas the show and the comic have done amputation at least once to address the point to some degree (and apparently we will see the result of Merle's amputation next season).
I dunno, it wouldn't feel so weird if it wasn't being sold as "well, that's that and nothing you can do now" situation without someone trying to reason it out. Kenny tried to reason a way to deal with Duck's bite, they tried to help Irene find an alternate solution before ultimately deciding yes or no to shoot her. It just seemed like they gave up very easy.