French thinker and prophet Michel de Nostradamus reportedly predicted a zombie apocalypse for 2021.
But fear not!
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has you once more with a set of zombie preparedness tips it has maintained for a full decade.
“Wonder why zombies, zombie apocalypse, and zombie preparedness continue to live or walk dead on a CDC website?” asks the data, which was developed in 2011 as an promoting and advertising gimmick — and an attention-grabbing one at that.
“As it turns out what first began as a tongue-in-cheek campaign to engage new audiences with preparedness messages has proven to be a very effective platform,” the data continues. “We continue to reach and engage a wide variety of audiences on all hazards preparedness via ‘zombie preparedness.’”
If, as a result of the interpreters of Nostradamus’ Yearly-Horoscope think about, a zombie invasion is nigh, then it is going to be a great told-you-so second for the CDC.
“Few young people: half-dead to give a start,” the 16th-century astrologer wrote, ominously together with, “Fathers and mothers dead of infinite sorrows / Women in mourning, the pestilent she−monster: / The Great One to be no more, all the world to end.”
To put collectively for that bloody, flesh-eating worst, the CDC net web page hyperlinks to diversified “Zombie Preparedness Products,” along with a downloadable zombie preparedness graphic novel; a printable poster of an undead-looking, leering explicit particular person with very dirty fingernails; and tips for educators in search of to plan zombie-related courses. (Sample educating instrument: “The zombie apocalypse threat is imminent. The mayor’s staff has been compromised, and it is up to you to write a speech for the mayor advising the community about what actions to take. What do you tell the community to do?”)
The bizarre net web page on the in another case dead-serious site was revealed in May 2011 after the CDC’s head of communications turned concerned in regards to the corporate’s attain — and decided the corporate’s first-ever posts to Twitter and Facebook should be pleasing.
“We were talking about hurricane season, which begins 1 June. I think about hurricane season, and we put out the same messages every year, and I wonder if people even see those messages,” CDC rep Dave Daigle suggested The Atlantic on the time. “We have a great message here about preparedness, and I don’t have to tell you that preparedness and public health are not the sexiest topics,”
The net web page proved so customary, it tripled guests to the CDC’s web site and crashed its server.
Actual zombie preppers, nonetheless, had been very important of the CDC’s suggestion, saying it fell fast in a specific means.
“That was one of many first issues we received from the zombie crowd … ‘What weapons do you guys advocate?’” Daigle talked about. “Remember, we’re a public-health center, so we’re not going to recommend weapons … We’ll leave that to the law-enforcement folks.”