2020: A small asteroid lands in New York City, carrying a nasty spaceborne fungus. This pathogen turns humans and animals into "zombies." The city is quickly invaded by humanoid bags with swollen flesh, strange tumors, and appendages that come out of them. The city is quarantined so this disease cannot expand anymore. Instead of forever wandering, the infected merge together and begin to form strange structures around skyscrapers and buildings that resemble strange ¨organs,¨ with some recognizable human faces, arms, and legs. The structures and the zombies themselves are very resistant to fire and ballistic weapons. They have massive tentacles to grab and crush anything that comes close.
How would the society react to a small zombie incident and what would happen worldwide with the media, politics, and the infected city?
Rules: No nuclear weapons involved because the biomass can no longer expand, so the mutated creatures/zombies and their "habitat" can offer a great scientific boom, but entering this city is very dangerous.
Additional info : There is a group of survivors begging for help. Before the US government temporarily blocks the Internet in the city, these survivors upload videos and images on the Internet, complaining that the government did not evacuate the city, just sealed it with everyone inside and bombarded the airports. The quarantaine was cold and efficient in order to neutralize the threat.