Thursday, May 19, 2011

Center For Disease Control: Zombie Apocalypse Preparedness

The CDC has recently published a guide to prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse. The author is no less than Assistant Surgeon General Ali S. Khan who states that the so-called rise of zombies in popular culture has made people increasingly receptive to disaster preparedness.

"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."
Even with his semi-serious tone, the message is always appreciated. Its hard enough to convince our family and friends to get prepared about anything, let alone a global zombie crisis. 

 "Have you begun preparing for a zombie apocalypse? Or maybe you have been preparing for a more realistic threat like hurricanes or the next flu season?"

The best thing about this article is that non-survivalists are increasingly talking about the Zombie Apocalypse. It starts as a funny conversation around the water fountain. And then the seeds of preparedness are planted in your subconscious. It will take root. And later on, folks will get spooked into action.

Rear Admiral Ali S. Khan
Closet Zombie Hunter?

Whatever his approach, the Assistant Surgeon General is tasked with looking after our health & safety.

Just in time for Zombie Awareness Month.  Maybe he really does believe in the zombie apocalypse...   

Stay vigilant!

Thanks to Huey for the heads up!


  1. That is so reassuring. Now if we can just count on FEMA to react much faster, we just might beat this thing.

  2. Aye, but anything related to FEMA... is always complicated!

  3. You might be better off to plan to assume that there will be little FEMA help and think of anything that you get from them as a bonus (thinking of Hurricane Katrina)...

  4. I agree with you Ms. Evilcatgrrl. Self-reliance and helping your neighbors is the way to go!