Originally posted by GD21D
reply to post by reficul
No it wasn't directed at you. It's just a situation that I'm familiar with. When I first heard the story it was the first thing I thought of. It fits so perfectly. Everything about it screamed bath salts. I've seen how people act on the substance. EDIT:MIAMI HERALD
An emergency room doctor at Jackson Memorial Hospital said Eugene’s attack could have been induced by bath salts, a drug nicknamed after the bathroom product it resembles. Read more here: www.miamiherald.com...=cpy
edit on 29-5-2012 by GD21D because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by SpearMint
reply to post by Tobree
I don't see how any single one of these could be even remotely related to zombies. When I heard about the man eating a guys face it made me think of zombies, but then I read he was on '___'.edit on 29-5-2012 by SpearMint because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by dbloch7986
I see a lot of people talking about zombies here and there is definitely a legitimate comparison to be drawn here. I mean the symptoms are the same, while the cause is different. It's definitely interesting stuff and I will keep my eyes open for more headlines like this in other parts of the country.
However, this day in age it would not be difficult to contain a virus that is passed only through bodily fluids, depending on the incubation period.
I think a quarantine and immediate grounding of all air traffic would happen as soon as a problem was identified. They were able to ground all air traffic after 9/11 in an hour.
We may experience a "zombie-like" outbreak but it may just end up like the Black Plague--lots of people die but certainly not everyone. Plus eventually the human body develops immunity and that immunity can be used to create vaccines. The CDC is pretty good at what they do now. That's why we're not all dying of smallpox and polio.
The idea of a "zombie-like" outbreak of a viral nature is such a very real possibility that even the CDC and Homeland security take it seriously. It doesn't necessarily mean that the corpses of the dead will rise and consume the living (that story is more of a religious nature). I'm talking more about the pattern of infection and rapid spread of a disease which would result in a breakdown of social struture and general anarchy when I say "zombie-like". There is a lot of potential violence there because freedom of mobility would be restricted, people would be fighting for treatment, emergency services would be unavailable, hospitals would be full, etc., etc., etc.
So don't just immediately go, "Pfft, zombies? That's stupid, they're fake."
Originally posted by IanPaul
reply to post by GD21D
Well I found this video of someone who is apparently in the back seat of a cop car, and he is acting pretty freaky... ***just a heads up, the volume gets pretty loud, and as to T&C this video will help show the bad side of these so called bath salts... Scary stuff I'd say!!
Other effects that users in internet forums have noted include changes in body temperature, increased heart rate, breathing difficulties, loss of appetite, increased sweating, discolouration of extremeties, anxiety, paranoia and depression.
Originally posted by Telos
What's with you guys and the Zombie subject? I mean movies are one thing and the reality another (needless to say). I don't really understand all this craze about zombies, zombie like diseases or zombie apocalypse. Especially the desire of some in here for this scenario to turn true one day. And why so many threads about zombies recently? Who's trying to promote what in here?edit on 29-5-2012 by Telos because: (no reason given)
Armando Aguilar, president of the Miami Fraternal Order of police, who has been in contact with the officer who killed Eugene, says.......By the time police approach them they are a walking dead person.
Originally posted by The Sword
What's with the silly zombie theories? They detract from the seriousness of the subject..