Originally Posted by Nuked
Are you serious? People are dying 50+ years earlier than they would otherwise. I don't care if it's my damn brother, I'm not risking the extinction of the human race for 1 person. Especially one who may very well just die the next day. Hopefully you're never put in charge of anything important.
Ok. So lets look at this in a statistical way. Before Modern Meds and certified doctors, There were 500,000+ pregnancy deaths a year for women during childbirth. There were 700,000+ Child deaths during childbirth every year. And this is before our Population was 6 Billion making these statistics even more powerful.
So now, 80ish percent of our population is dead, similar to the black death plague in Europe. Only now, the dead come back to eat the living. You really think that saving the vaccine is our way out of this mess? Even if we do get the vaccine to the military base, where does that leave us?
We are assuming that there are modern meds and certified doctors in that military base, and we are assuming there are a bunch of 5 month pregnant women there too. In reality tho, that would not be the case. There may be some scientists and some military medics who are trained for wounds not assisting giving birth. And there would not be a secret stash of 5 month along pregnant women ready to have their babies injected.
But lets say the military base does have doctors, and meds, and maybe a mom or two that find this base and are let in. Sweet. But how do we know they are at the right base? There are hundreds of bases across the US. And no form of communication linking them together
Not to mention it is tough for pregnant women to travel long distances, and many would be nowhere near a secret military base, and even if they were how would they find it. Its secret after all. And many bases will have already been overrun like the one that made the vaccine. Many women would end up giving birth on the road, without doctors and without modern meds. But even if a few did survive they would be crying, starving and attracting walkers, and they would already be born with the virus so who cares?
How many cures have we found for Cancer? And we have been working on that for years and years. Some vaccines for other diseases work on certain people but not on others, how do we know it will actually work on others? Plus to find that out, they would have had to test it on 50+ babies, and if that is the case, the vaccine in the vial is not too important because they can duplicate and recreate a vaccine using someones blood who has been cured already.
And what is to stop this military base with the vaccine from being overrun like the other one was?
When it comes down to it, its all about statistics. The odds of everything that I mentioned before working out flawlessly in a ZA are next to none. The odds however at saving a 9 year old child are greatly, greatly increased.