The Walking Dead, Survival Rule Of The Week: Surviving The City

The Walking Dead _ Season 1, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: AMC
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Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes – The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 5 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC /

Avoid hospitals. They’ll become zombie nests.

This goes against conventional logic because if you got hurt, it would make sense to go to the nearest hospital to get treated. Considering we are talking about a zombie apocalypse, that logic goes out the window.

The reason you’d want to avoid hospitals is a simple one: As more people get bitten and hurt by zombies, they’ll probably be taken to the nearest hospital (In Boston, that could be one of at least half a dozen). If people are lucky, those bitten by the dead might reanimate somewhere else other than the hospital. Eventually, someone will reanimate at the hospital, which will start a domino effect.

Especially as things deteriorate, hospitals will become epicenters of the virus and quickly devolve into chaos. You do not want to be there for that.

Worse still, more and more people will go there as the number of zombies increase, and more people get injured or bitten, which will also increase the number of zombies.

As more people go to the hospitals to get help (Assuming the places haven’t broken down completely by that point), or perhaps, as things do break down, and panic ensues, and more go to get treated, that panic, that chaos, and the crowds will draw more of the dead in the area, making things go from bad to worse. On top of all of that, in Boston, for example, all of the hospitals (Or, at least, all the ones I can think of) sit in very crowded areas, meaning that any large crowds won’t have room to maneuver when the dead inevitably come for them.

Obviously, there’s a good chance you’ll need medical attention in a zombie apocalypse, so will a lot of other people; the difference between you and them is that you know how dangerous hospitals will become while they don’t.