Originally Posted by Lprechaun
They tied Herschel to the bed in case he died while he was unconscious and turned, they shot Lori because she was going to turn having died during the baby extraction scene. If its something you already have, it wouldnt matter if it got in your blood stream or not.
Jim started turning while he was still alive from a bite.
Bites have something too them.
It's not just the dying part. They didn't chop off Herschell's leg because he had a big gash, that's just ridiculous to think that. "Small gash, let's make a bigger gash at the knee!!"