So we're all scoffing at the fact that some groups of bible thumpers are once again heralding the end of the world, supposedly slated for tomorrow at 6PM. But could there be some proof to this ridiculous fairytale? The CDC (Center for Disease Control) recently released a statment on their blog of what to do in the event of...get this....a "zombie apocalypse". Seriously? Does the government know something we don't about tomorrow's supposed "last day on earth" and this is their way of warning us without creating mass hysteria?
The following was originally posted on the CDC Public Health Matters Blog on May 16th, 2011...
The CDC wrote:"If zombies did start roaming the streets, CDC would conduct an investigation much like any other disease outbreak. CDC would provide technical assistance to cities, states, or international partners dealing with a zombie infestation. This assistance might include consultation, lab testing and analysis, patient management and care, tracking of contacts, and infection control (including isolation and quarantine). It’s likely that an investigation of this scenario would seek to accomplish several goals: determine the cause of the illness, the source of the infection/virus/toxin, learn how it is transmitted and how readily it is spread, how to break the cycle of transmission and thus prevent further cases, and how patients can best be treated. Not only would scientists be working to identify the cause and cure of the zombie outbreak, but CDC and other federal agencies would send medical teams and first responders to help those in affected areas."
Is this just coincidental timing, or should we be expecting an all out zombie rampage tomorrow? One thing's for sure, if the dead start walking the earth, I'll have everything I need, a chainsaw and two barrels of sweet justice.