Tuesday, May 17, 2011

CDC's Zombie Preparedness Guide Too Little Too Late

CDC warns to be ready for zombies
(or other disasters)
Good to see the CDC's PR people have a sense of humor, although I hope they attack disease more expeditiously than they did this story. The first season of AMC's "The Walking Dead" ended in December with the spectacular implosion of the fictitious CDC. The real CDC was caught flat footed, essentially telling the inquiring media, "We don't have a zombie plan, and we don't know what you're talking about." Missed opportunity. Fine. How about April Fool's Day four months later? Missed that, too, somehow.
Now, in May, comes the CDC's zombie plan, rolled into a legitimately useful natural disaster plan. Great idea, but it would have been fresher and more timely BEFORE tornado season hit. The CDC's move to leverage the zombie craze is somewhat zombie-like itself. Slow, but with a singular purpose.

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