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CDC Warns Public to Prepare for ‘Zombie Apocalypse … huh?

May 19, 2011

Are you prepared for the impending zombie invasion?

That’s the question posed by the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention in a Monday blog posting gruesomely titled, “Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse.” And while it’s no joke, CDC officials say it’s all about emergency preparation.

“There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for,” the posting reads. “Take a zombie apocalypse for example. That’s right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e. You may laugh now, but when it happens you’ll be happy you read this, and hey, maybe you’ll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency.”

The post, written by Assistant Surgeon General Ali Khan, instructs readers how to prepare for “flesh-eating zombies” much like how they appeared in Hollywood hits like “Night of the Living Dead” and video games like Resident Evil. Perhaps surprisingly, the same steps you’d take in preparation for an onslaught of ravenous monsters are similar to those suggested in advance of a hurricane or pandemic.

“First of all, you should have an emergency kit in your house,” the posting continues. “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).”

Other items to be stashed in such a kit include medications, duct tape, a battery-powered radio, clothes, copies of important documents and first aid supplies.

“Once you’ve made your emergency kit, you should sit down with your family and come up with an emergency plan,” the posting continues. “This includes where you would go and who you would call if zombies started appearing outside your doorstep. You can also implement this plan if there is a flood, earthquake or other emergency.”

The idea behind the campaign stemmed from concerns of radiation fears following the earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan in March. CDC spokesman Dave Daigle told that someone had asked CDC officials if zombies would be a concern due to radiation fears in Japan and traffic spiked following that mention.

“It’s kind of a tongue-in-cheek campaign,” Daigle said Wednesday. “We were talking about hurricane preparedness and someone bemoaned that we kept putting out the same messages.”

While metrics for the post are not yet available, Daigle said it has become the most popular CDC blog entry in just two days.

“People are so tuned into zombies,” he said. “People are really dialed in on zombies. The idea is we’re reaching an audience or a segment we’d never reach with typical messages.”

Editor’s Note: The link to the posting at was not working as of Wednesday evening. Please check back for updates.
My Comment: like in movies with extraterrestrial invasion they preparing us for the big hoax “Invasion” that will be soon, same thing is with CDC and Poison.
2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 22, 2011 12:09 am

    wow this is so stupid they are causing global scare by what they think by reaching out to people to get their attention is actually giving people panic attacks.They go through all this trouble so we will actually take drills seriously,SO they put up blogs about the world ending and a zombie Apocalypse the guy has been wrong 6 times and you all choose to believe him now I don’t know who’s more stupid the people that actually believe this bull or the guy making this stuff up it says plainly no one will know the exact date or time the world will end and they sure aren’t going to know how it will end either and risk giving children and other citizens heart attacks you know what I find that sick and very very pathetic this guy obviously needs some help like to be put into a mental institution for life

    • May 22, 2011 12:18 am

      You’re right, this is a bullshit, but, they are not stupid, they know what are doing and they prepare us for something bigger, like with the ufo, its the same story..

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