Last year the CDC made news when they used a satirical zombie apocalypse to instuct the public on how to prepare for any widespread emergency. They even put together an entertaining, instructional comic book, which you can read here.
Last week their tongue-in-cheek zombie invasion kinda backfired, and now they’re downplaying the existence of the living dead. Yes, you heard that right — the Centers for Disease Control wants you to know that zombies aren’t real. This comes on the heels of an outbreak of drug-fueled cannibalism and several overhyped cases of flesh-eating bacteria. My, the world can be strange.
Now I would like to stress that it’s important to have an emergency plan in place for anything from floods to earthquakes. I live in Florida, for example, where every year at this time hurricanes become a threat to the Sunshine State. And each summer Floridians prepare for the worst, because it’s better to have an evacuation kit and not need it than need it and not have one.
So take a deep breath and tell yourself that zombies aren’t going to bring about the end of the world. That’s just silly talk. After all, everybody knows it’s the inevitable robot uprising that will doom mankind instead.