Remember a few months ago, during the height of The Walking Dead’s popularity, when the CDC released “Zombie Preparedness: 101″? It was a list of things that you need to survive the Zombie Apocalypse. When asked about the tounge-in-cheek joke, the CDC responded that it was an attempt to reach out to younger people about disaster preparedness, and that most things you would need to have to be prepared for zombies are the same survival tools that would be used in a natural disaster.
At the time, it all seemed like a hilarious, wonderful little tidbit from a notoriously stuffy organization. But in light of recent events, is it possible that it could have been a real warning?
Well, now the CDC has come out in light of the recent “zombie” events, to deny the existence of Zombie.
“CDC does not know of a virus or condition that would reanimate the dead (or one that would present zombie-like symptoms),” wrote agency spokesman David Daigle in an email to The Huffington Post.”
Well, I don’t think the CDC is wrong. I think that for the most part there is no evidence that the recent plague of cannibalism is actually ‘the undead.’ IT IS A RAGE DRUG AND/OR VIRUS! These are real people, living people, who have been drugged or infected in a long-term goal to create an epidemic. If anything, it seems like the CDC should be more concerned with a real, possible situation like this than glibbly denying the existance of the undead. This is the real world, CDC, and these Zombies are real-world zombies.
If the CDC is refusing to help, refusing to acknowledge the possibility, it’s going to be up to us to survive when the epidemic hits. Remember, zombies aren’t magic, they are monsters. Keep your head down and aim for the brain!