The CDC posted a survival guide on how to survive the impending zombie apocalypse. Yes, you read that right. The Center for Disease Control is concerned about zombies. The reason: it’s apparently they only way they can get people interested in being prepared for a disaster. The tongue-in-cheek article was written by Ali S. Khan, the Assistant Surgeon General. It’s filled with links to real/ legitimate disaster preparedness pages, and the tag line is “If you’re your ready for a Zombie Apocalypse, then your ready for any emergency’. Here is a snippet:
“If zombies did start roaming the streets, CDC would conduct an investigation much like any other disease outbreak. CDC would provide technical assistance to cities, states, or international partners dealing with a zombie infestation. This assistance might include consultation, lab testing and analysis, patient management and care, tracking of contacts, and infection control (including isolation and quarantine).”
The article goes on to list out what items to have in your emergency kit and what steps you should take in your emergency plan. As silly as the whole thing is, the survival info is important to know. According to the FOX article, the idea came from someone asking “if zombies would be a concern due to radiation fears in Japan and traffic spiked following that mention”. I’m going to assume that the question was asked on Twitter.
Anyway, as funny as the whole thing is, I don’t think that it’s going to work like the CDC hopes it will. More than likely, people will do the following: (a)no longer take the CDC seriously; (b)will assume it’s true and start buying up guns, bullets, and machetesl; or (c)read the article, laugh, and then move on the read the latest news about Charlie Sheen. My money is on the last one…although, after all the May 21 Doomsday talk, the second may be likley as well. Who knows.