epidemics, as seen in zombie movies

the victim becomes the victimizer. human contact – the very thing that makes us human – kills us. it’s a total and absolute threat to the human condition. without each other, we are no longer human. that’s what the threat of infection is about. it’s not the infected – they’re the signifier. the signified is that the survivors cease to be human. if we can’t come together, we are worse than dead. we are no longer human.