The CDC has written a guide on how to prepare for a zombie invasion
The CDC zombie guideline
After COVID-19, should we fear a zombie invasion? According to social networks over the past few hours, one would indeed think that the undead would soon be knocking on our doors. The reason for this return to the forefront of our half-decomposed friends? A 2011 guide on how to survive the zombie apocalypse surfaced online this week.
However, this is not just any guide! It’s a step-by-step guide written by the renowned U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which has been at the center of the fight to contain the COVID-19 pandemic over the past year. Several media outlets recently (re)discovered the guidline , such as Fox News channels, which produced various articles that quickly went viral. The latter didn’t hesitate to associate the whole thing with an old Nostradamus prediction for 2021: an invasion of the living dead.
The guideline is not new
It took for the old CDC advisory to come to life, like a poor man whose an infected creature bit him. In other words, if you see it online, it’s nothing new, but that doesn’t stop it from being fascinating. A real-life guide to a fictional situation. So what does the CDC advise in the event of a zombie apocalypse? Pretty much the same as preparing for most disasters.
The U.S. agency recommends always having a stockpile of essentials like nonperishable food, water, tools, clothing, and medical supplies. You should have those for at least 72 hours, as well as alternative sources of electricity, radios, and medications. So while the premise of the document is far-fetched, it will likely come in the event of a real emergency.
The CDC is simply trying to make disaster preparedness accessible to a variety of audiences. An associate professor in the department of urban and global public health shared this info. She works at Rutgers School of Public Health and told Yahoo on Wednesday. Moreover, she explained that the zombie-style treatment makes it fun to learn more about disaster preparedness.Mitchel A. Rosen on Yahoo