Originally Posted by J_Scheff
If they flew to an island like i said, the chances are quite well actually. An island would be relatively safe. Kill off the small amount of walkers (if any) located on the island and live in peace away from everything else that is bad in the world. Who knows, maybe they have discovered a cure in a military base on the island.
Now they can use a new vaccine to help the people on the island and not have to live in fear of a zombie heard because there are much fewer if any on the island. If one military base can find a cure so can any other military base. Why sacrifice a 9 year old girl for something that has potential to be remade elsewhere.
Actually, serious disease research is pretty rare among military bases. It's not exactly their priority. Ft. Benning, for example (one of the largest military bases in the U.S.) is known as the Home of the Infantry, not the CDC.
It's a line of reasoning that doesn't really track either; some cases truly are exceptional or unique. It'd be like saying anybody that studied physics could've come up with the Theory of Relativity simply because Albert Einstein did. Some things when lost simply can't be reproduced, e.g. the contents of various libraries that were destroyed in past centuries.
It's not worth the risk to find out, in any event.