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World War Z notes; Warnings chapter 6

World War Z

Disclaimer: notes transcribed as is, no editing has been made so as to preserve my original feelings as I read the chapter.

Part 1. Warnings; Chapter 6, Jurgen Warmbrunn

This Einstein lookalike, self professed old spy is a very interesting person. If he were real, I would be most interested in meeting and conversing with him.

Jurgen comes across, not as a James Bond styled spy, but more like a Sherlock Holmes.
The idea of having ten spies, nine agreeing on a particular subject and the tenth having to play Sherlock and dig for the truth, no matter how unbelievable, seems like a good no-nonsense scientific approach.
The truth though, is a will-o-the-wisp and everyone’s definition of truth can be vastly different. Even honesty can be just as hard to define. So digging for the truth sounds absolutely life consuming.
However, Jurgen digs and deeply. Learning not only of the accounts of the previous chapters but also cases dismissed by other organisations, some of which are global.
He successfully correlates all the gathered information and sees the viral outbreaks of zombies as a harsh fact.

Of course, at this point he approaches other government agencies, other spies and finds he is not alone in his conclusions.
His long time friend Paul Knight not only came to the same conclusions but his files are just as weighty as Jurgen’s and probably just as in-depth.
Together they write the Warmbrunn-Knight report, but Jurgan is quick to point out the real amount of people who had worked on the plan in this report, a motley crew from vastly different fields, all with valid and important information to impart.
It’s just a pity too few officials seemed to have taken the report seriously, at great cost it seems.
Which goes back to what Jurgen said at the beginning of his account to Mr. Brooks.

Most people don’t believe something can happen until it already has.

By which time, it’s usually too late.

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