CDC Issues Guidelines On Dealing With The Walking Dead
Hoping to draw attention to other disaster preparedness, a normally stoic Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued guidelines this week on how to cope with an invasion of the brain-munching walking dead.
The New York Times: Zombies Upstage a Routine Public Health Bulletin
Pity poor Tom Skinner, a top spokesman for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who has been valiantly trying to interest reporters in a new study in the agency's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report trumpeting "10 Great Public Health Achievements." Unfortunately for Mr. Skinner, over at his agency's public health blog, his colleagues were posting something that really got to the beating heart of morbidity and mortality: the first official C.D.C. instructions on coping with a zombie apocalypse. Yes, that's right. With a straight face, the normally staid health agency had posted a primer on how to prepare for an invasion of the brain-eating undead (McNeil and Harris, 5/19).
Chicago Tribune: Dying To Get Word Out?
Late spring in the United States means preparing for natural disasters like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and now a zombie apocalypse. Should such a takeover occur, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week announced a few important ghoul-survival guidelines (Dizikes, 5/19).
The Chicago Sun-Times: CDC: Here's What To Do In Case Of Zombie Apocalypse
Wondering what to do in the event of a zombie apocalypse? The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, not known for its sense of humor, has a few tips on how to prepare for an invasion of the walking dead. The zombie post was meant to draw people to the CDC's website and its tips on what to do in case of a real emergency, such as a hurricane or tornado (Thomas, 5/20).