Pity poor Tom Skinner, a top spokesman for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who has been valiantly trying to interest reporters in a new study in the agency’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report trumpeting “10 Great Public Health Achievements.”
Unfortunately for Skinner, over at his agency’s public-health blog, his colleagues were posting something that really got to the beating heart of morbidity and mortality: the first official CDC instructions on coping with a zombie apocalypse.
Yes, that’s right. With a straight face, the normally staid health agency had posted a primer on how to prepare for an invasion of the brain-eating undead.
“So what do you need before zombies … or hurricanes or pandemics, for example, actually happen?” the post said. “First of all, you should have an emergency kit in your house. This includes things like water, food and other supplies to get you through the first couple of days before you can locate a zombie-free refugee camp.”