Do not adjust your screens, zombiephiles. You read that right: The Center for Disease Control has released a comic book encouraging and instructing citizens on zombie outbreak preparedness. This officially makes them the most awesome government agency the nerd world has ever seen.
The three-part, full-color comic book is available online here, and takes potential zombiepocalypse survivors through the steps of preparation and zombie outbreak, and ends with a handy list of supplies for any disaster scenario. While not a particularly striking comic book by industry standards, it is indeed an amusing and enlightening bit of edutainment.
It’s useful in that sneaky, “How can we get people to take disaster preparedness seriously? I know: Zombies and comic books!” sort of way. While the comic book is specifically about zombies, one could easily see it as a helpful guide for any major emergency, like an environmental disaster.
This zombiephile would like to shake the collective hand of the CDC for taking the threat of an eventual zombiepocalypse seriously. A few months ago, the CDC published a written guide to surviving the zombie apocalypse. This comic book is only its next step in preparing citizens for a potentially disastrous zombie outbreak. We predict this is only the beginning of the CDC’s measures to protect us from zombies, and it’s only a matter of time before they release viral videos on zombie attack prevention.
All this emphasis on zombies from the CDC does beg the question: Are they serious? While to the casual observer it may just seem like the CDC is using zombies as a clever way to get people interested in disaster preparedness, we have to wonder if they know something we don’t. Are they really just using zombies in their PSAs for the sake of catching your attention? Or does the CDC genuinely want us to prepare for the eventuality of the flesh-eating undead, and they’re merely hiding their concern behind humor so as not to initiate widespread panic?
Whatever the truth may be, you can sleep easier knowing the CDC is ready for the zombie threat.
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