There’s a lot of debate about what government should or should not be doing; whether it should be more or less involved in the lives of private citizens. Well, I think we can all agree on one thing: The government should absolutely stand ready to protect us from a zombie apocalypse.
And that’s where the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention comes in. I promise I am not making this up: The CDC recently published, on its Public Health Matters Blog on May 16, advice on preparing for a Zombie Apocalypse. It’s true. And it’s not even October! The CDC references the history of zombie beliefs in the real world as well as TV/movie depictions (while conspicuously failing to mention AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD, in which the CDC figures prominently, if not exactly favorably; go figure!), and then goes on to explain the preparations one should make to stave off zombies. And, of course, survive other types of disasters. “Identify the types of emergencies that are possible in your area. Besides a zombie apocalypse, this may include floods, tornadoes, or earthquakes. If you are unsure contact your local Red Cross chapter for more information,” the blog entry advises.