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Zombie Preparedness Plan Filed With The CDC … FOR REAL!

The first season of The Walking Dead ended (spoiler alert? still?) with a visit to the Centers for Disease Control. More precisely, it ended with those offices exploding, but that’s besides the point. Our human survivors visited the CDC because that’s what you do when there’s a viral outbreak of that magnitude. It’s precisely what those government workers spend their days planning for.

In that spirit, the CDC — as in, the actual CDC, in real life (aka True 3D) — has released a preparedness plan for the looming zombie apocalypse (via BoingBoing). It’s played fairly straight, though the writing style is almost certainly more colorful and conversational that what you’d see in a typical government report.

The short version: keep an emergency kit handy and a plan that you can put into action should such an emergency arrive. Really, this zombie preparedness plan amounts to a clever ruse designed to teach us how to handle an actual disaster. The zombie apocalypse, as much as it seems like scary, End of Days fun, really falls closer to the Rapture, which, as we’ll all learn this weekend, isn’t real either.


  • RunnerX13

    Clever, but too bad most of the items in their plan would serve no use in an actual zombie apocalypse.  Not sure why I would need a copy of my birth certificate, long form or otherwise. But legal documents might be handy if my house is swept away by a Tsunami.

  • 0bsessions

    It’s mostly just a general guide for how to handle general disasters wrapped up in a clever pop-culture reference for the sake of getting people to actually take the time to read up on how to handle disasters (Particularly useful considering the rampant stuff going on the last ten years). The BC thing is basically in instances of a state wide disaster, you’ll want a copy of your BC for worst case scenarios under the assumption the entire country isn’t facing said disaster (As most disasters are generally regionwide rather than national) as most record keeping is done at the state level.

  • RunnerX13

    No, I understood the point.  I just wanted to point out that this is good for every other disaster, except for zombies.