How the Zombie Apocalypse Starts

Just so you don’t get the wrong idea, 99% of this post in tongue in cheek, but here’s how it could happen: Someone’s going to be monkeying with science – and probably for the good of the world. Like, for instance, this scientist right now is trying to cure malaria. Malaria is a huge scourge on some continents to this day. It’s not one of these diseases we eradicated like smallpox. People still die from it every day. So anyway, an entomologist named Raymond St. Leger is on it. He thought about the problem in a unique way. Since malaria is nothing but a parasite that a mosquito caught, instead of attacking and killing the mosquitoes to solve the problem of malaria – let’s kill the parasite in the mosquito. Let’s cure the mosquito, instead of killing it. Sounds great. So Raymond St. Leger found that this parasite in the mosquito can be killed by a transgenic fungus that he’s identified. It attacks the malaria and kills it. So he’s injecting his mosquitoes with this fungus, and then the mosquitoes are cured of malaria. We don’t get malaria when they bite us, and the world is a better place.
I can just see the scary news stories after some of these mosquitoes accidentally bite some scientists, and it turns out the fungus also had the side benefit of carrying it’s own parasite on it, that humans never came in contact with before since it’s found in remote regions on the Amazon on a fungus no human as ever eaten. This parasite, in a human, takes over the nervous system functioning of the human, much like toxoplasmosis does to rats, or rabies does to racoons. These fungus parasites makes humans aggressive to other humans and causes them to crave eating human flesh and specifically braaaainnnnnnssssss…
Okay, I’m done my crazy rant now, and frankly, I feel a little better. On a serious note, it’s awesome that someone is making inroads to eradicate malaria, that could save millions of lives. Don’t let me being an idiot, and not even partially understanding the science behind all this, stop any research. Thank God for dudes like Raymond St. Leger who are way smarter than me.

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