I’m sure everyone has heard of the “Miami zombie”, who was on drugs at the time he attacked a homeless man and ate his face. The man was shot and killed by police. You’ve probably also heard of the people being infected by a flesh eating bacteria after swimming in lake or river water. You may have also heard of the New Jersey man who stabbed himself and threw his intestines at the police.
I’m here so say: enough with the zombie apocalypse jokes. These are real people dealing with real problems. The “Miami zombie” has a family who is trying to cope with his death, as well as his actions. His victim’s name is Ronald Poppo, and he lost 80% of his face. The “disemboweler” was admitted to the hospital and is going to be treated for mental health issues. Aimee Copeland began suffering from necrotizing fasciitis in May after a zip lining accident.
These “zombies” are actually victims. It’s a tad bit insensitive to dehumanize them, don’t you think?