Just How Likely Is The Pandemic Scenario In The Last Of Us?
Posted on Wednesday, June 26 @ 10:12:26 PST by Anthony SeverinoIn The Last of Us, humanity is on the brink of extinction and the world as we know it has crumbled. Nature has reclaimed the planet. And it's all based on a very real species of fungus that affects insects in similar ways to how it's depicted to affect humans in the game. But just how possible is this civilization-ending scenario where the Cordyceps fungus mutates to where it can infect humans?
An infographic on The Last of Us gives some statistics, but is mostly based on how strains of animal virus can mutate to affect humans, and can pose a very real threat against human life. So really, is it that far outside the realm of possibility for a fungus to behave in a like manner?
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