Monday, May 23, 2011

If You Can't Survive a Zombie Apocalypse, Don't Blame the CDC

With most of the socially networked nation worried about the Rapture this past weekend, word spread that the Centers for Disease Control was offering help toward a different kind of crisis (or at least one only semi-related): The Zombie Apocalypse.

Brains are not suggested by the CDC for inclusion in an emergency preparedness kit.

Linked from their Health Matters blog, and the general CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response page, the guide is very cleverly disguised plea to the public to create a disaster plan that includes family emergency supplies and medications, as well as options for meeting places, emergency contacts, and evacuation routes.

Get A Kit, Make A Plan, Be Prepared.

The framing of the issue is humorous and informative, but as yesterday's tornado in Joplin, Missouri and other recent events show, a little funny now might save you substantial grief later.

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