CDC advises on zombie apocalypse...and other emergencies

The Wall Street Journal, May 19, 2011
Uncle Sam wants YOU to be prepared for a zombie apocalypse. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, known best for stamping out health threats like Ebola and E. coli, is now advising people how to prepare for a zombie invasion. A blog post by Assistant Surgeon General Ali Khan instructs readers to stock up on food and water, not to mention first aid supplies ("Although you're a goner if a zombie bites you, you can use these supplies to treat basic cuts and lacerations that you might get during a tornado or hurricane," the agency says). And figure out "where you would go and who you would call if zombies started appearing outside your door step," the CDC's post says. Okay, the agency really is just looking for a clever way to get people to heed its advice on how to prepare for emergencies such as hurricanes—which on its own, let's face it, is rather dry. The tactic seems to be working: the site announcing the new zombie preparedness plan crashed today and even a cached version is down.

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