I like how the author equates the parasitic illness in TLoU (a game that was produced by a let leaning studio I might add) with racial 'impurity'.
No. Just no.
That's like saying we shouldn't heal people of malaria, because the parasites have a right to live too.
TLoU is pretty blatantly NOT an I Am Legend like scenario. The infected loose any semblance of conciousness and become entirely instict based.
WARNING: Media analysis and TLoU rant about Zombies incoming
I like media analysis. I think it is important and valid. But for that you have to analyze the actual medium you're talking about at a deeper level and not just throw shooty shooty games at a wall and see what sticks.
Yes, 'creatures' have historically been used to sybolize the percieved threat of people of color (King Kong being a prime example) and over time that trope has evolved, been examined and reexamined. Now we have narratives focusing on the 'creature' not as a threat, but as an unjustly prosecuted and in some cases experimented on minority (e.g. The Beauty and the Beast, The shape of water etc.).
Now, while Zombies have also been rooted in racist and supressive stereotypes, specifically against black haitian Vodoo culture, preteding that every Zombie in media is a commentary on racial devision, equating Zombies with blackness, means ignoring almost 100 years in wich the use and meaning of the Zombie trope evolved and changed.
Zombies have become much more aligned with political indoctrination, the blind following of mob mentality and critique of blind capitalism. Heck the most influential Zombie film in regards to the modern Zombie was Night of the living dead, a critique of how white america treated people of color.
In recent years the Zombie is less about what the actual Zombie represents and more about, what any given individual or group will do under extreme circumstances. The Zombie has become a tool for an evaluation of humanity, human bonds and human depravity. This is the way it is used in TLoU. It shows how other people are just as much, if not more of a threat than the inhumane beings that SHOULD be the main threat.
TLoU is a story about selfish needs. And if you want to be horryfied at something then it is that as the protagonist, you unquestioningly mow through hundreds of other surviors (wih the game makes sure are always cruel enough for you to have the percieved moral high ground), including an entire research facility and ultimately sacrifice what is possibly humanities only chance at a cure, against Ellies wishes, because you need to satisfy your need for a loving human bond. And you probaby cheered him on. I know I did.
That is what TloU is all about. Selfishness.