Originally Posted by TRINI
Dude - if it'd been happening for a month and the army was involved, you don't think it'dve been all over the news?
There aren't any news broadcasts, they went down before he woke up.
He can ask the question, but there's nobody who can tell him an answer. It would be kind of pointless. If they're following the theme of the book, they don't ask because they're focused on surviving. The people who ask those kinds of questions lose focus and die.
Originally Posted by ppjjmm
Was it ever explained why he wasn't eaten/killed/saved while he was in a coma in the hospital? He just kind of woke up and it looked like he hadn't been bothered at all while the rest of the hospital was littered with bodies. The bodies he found outside that had been "put down" and covered with sheets seem to indicate the army had been there at some point.
And yeah, my first question to the guy/kid that first night probably would have been "wtf?".
His wing of the hospital had been barricaded off, presumably the zombies got pushed out and they sealed the wing to save whoever was still alive.