Originally Posted by Lprechaun
This is straight from the comic,
Since I think the whole, bite kills you conversation probably just got misunderstood I think this sums it up pretty well.
We were all getting to the same point I think just had slightly different thoughts on it. The good part will be when or if we find out how it happened, if it can be stopped, and at what point does it start to become more about eradicating and less about surviving.
You're taking an Apple and proving that something else is an orange because that's an apple. These are two different things. Everyone understands that they are infected and will turn regardless upon death. But when people are bitten, they die due to some sort of excelarated infection caused from the bite. That's why everyone is always asking "Are you bitten?" or saying "he was bitten" etc.. Bites have that effect.
The amputation of oldmanWinter's leg was not to "stop the bleeding" (still astounds me how you could possibly even remotely come to that conclusion). It was to stop the infection before it spread and killed him.