Monday, May 30, 2011

The CDC's- Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse

Image: The CDC

From last week's Compendium-

Yes, you read correctly. Apparently, the CDC, that’s the government run Center for Disease Control, in case you weren't sure, decided it would be prudent to release their very own guide to zombie preparedness, cause, ya know, you really never can be too safe.

From the CDC website:

“So what do you need to do before zombies…or hurricanes or pandemics for example, actually happen? First of all, you should have an emergency kit in your house. This includes things like water, food, and other supplies to get you through the first couple of days before you can locate a zombie-free refugee camp (or in the event of a natural disaster, it will buy you some time until you are able to make your way to an evacuation shelter or utility lines are restored). Below are a few items you should include in your kit, for a full list visit the CDC Emergency page.”

Obviously, this was meant to be a clever and entertaining way to try and raise peoples awareness of disaster preparedness, but personally, I think it was a completely irresponsible thing to do. Not because it was a potential waste of time of money, or because doing so made light of the very real danger that occurs during an actual emergency. But because they’re so-called zombie emergency kit fails to include even basic survival items, like a flamethrower, or a chainsaw. More importantly, not once does the website advise survivors of the coming zombie apocalypse of the necessity to destroy the brain of any and all persons they may encounter whom they believe to have been infected with the zombie plague. How crazy is that?

In the end, the only thing there is to be learned from the CDC’s alleged guide to the zombie apocalypse, is that there is STILL only one place, one man, to which the world can turn in the event of a real zombie related emergency.

Hail to the king baby!


Source: The CDC VIA: Compendium oF Strange
Image credit: Zombie Banner-The CDC , Bruce- Unknown ( if you know share so I can credit)

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