Monday, May 23, 2011
Zombie Apocalypse Preparedness 101
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention started a Zombie Apocalypse campaign to help Americans read about preparing hurricanes. CDC, a U.S. federal government health agency based in Atlanta, started the information drive before June 1 which is the start of hurricane season in the US.
“There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for. Take a zombie apocalypse for example. That’s right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e. 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.” The blog begins.
The Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse was posted just days before May 21. Yes, it’s when Harold Camping, an evangelical broadcaster in California, predicted "Judgment Day" or “End of the world may 21.”
The CDC spokesman Dave Daigle told Reuters "If you prepare for the zombie apocalypse, you'll be prepared for all hazards."
The CDC 101 guide for Zombie Apocalypse spread like a viral disaster. They found a very good way to remind us that they can still be in touch with the pop culture, while it delivering a small reminder on how to survive during a crisis even though the scenario they picked will only exists in fiction and horror films. I don’t know if the crucial information on how to survive a zombie apocalypse was directed to a certain demographic: geeks.
According to Wikipedia, “A zombie apocalypse is a particular hypothetical scenario of apocalyptic theory that customarily has a science fiction/horror rationale. In a zombie apocalypse, a widespread rise of zombies hostile to human life engages in a general assault on civilization.”
Well I say CDC did a great job in capturing the attention of young and internet-savvy demographic.
Anyway if you want to read CDC article on how to survive and prepare of Zombie Apocalypse you can read it here.
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