CDC Updates Its Zombie Apocalypse Preparedness Guide: Is It Real? Kinda.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The CDC recently updated its zombie preparedness section on its website. The update comes amid the coronavirus pandemic and as more COVID-19 vaccines roll out across the world.

The blog was originally written in 2011, to give people a full decade to prepare for the zombie apocalypse that Nostradamus predicted would happen this year, in 2021. It’s a tongue-in-cheek way to get people to engage and think about preparing for a disaster.

In the newly revised guidance, the CDC offers up lesson plans for teachers a downloadable poster that reads, “Get a kit. Make a plan. Be prepared,” and general information about disaster preparedness. The CDC says to have gallons of water on-hand, non-perishable foods, medications, tools and supplies, clothing and bedding, important documents, and first aid supplies.

Once you have your supply kit and you’ve determined what kind of emergency it is, then you pick a meeting place for your family to regroup in case zombies invade your home. Then pick your emergency contacts and evacuation routes.

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