CDC Zombie Apocalypse Plan Released
CDC is Ready for Zombie Apocalypse. Are You?
The CDC has released a plan for dealing with a zombie apocalypse, and it goes beyond "make sure you're hanging out with Bruce Campbell".
The CDC zombie outbreak plan is really just a way to get people to pay attention to existing emergency plans, such as those in place for existing natural disasters, and to familiarize people with quarantine and isolation procedures, as are implemented with tuberculosis cases and, most famously, the Swine Flu and SARS scares.
- Zombie Apocalypse: What Would You Do?
- Zombies vs. Humans
- "Zombie Outbreak Must Be Dealt With Swiftly"
Ali Khan gets his zombie history a bit wrong, though his enthusiasm is admirable. The modern zombie is the brainchild (as it were) of George Romero, whose Night of the Living Dead never used the term "zombie". While zombies originate from Haitian voodoo practice, the brain-eaters of the silver screen (as well as the one creeping up behind you) are a whole different species.
Other literature that deals with the practicalities of a zombie apocalypse are Max Brooks' World War Z and David Wellington's Monster Island.
The CDC plan doesn't mention removing the head or destroying the brain, which I consider to be vital info. Zombies play for keeps, and so should you.