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http://www.boingboin...ins-how-to.htmlWith all the random zombie activity going on this was inevidable.
The US Centers for Disease Control have published their plan for keeping America safe during a zombie uprising. It's an exercise in general disaster preparedness, and a clever way of getting people engaged in keeping themselves and their communities safe in the event of unexpected bad stuff. 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 (I will be volunteering the young nameless disease detectives for the field work).
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B.C. gov't launches zombie preparedness campaign

Emergency Info BC is trying to raise awareness about real-life preparedness procedures using the pop culture relevance of zombies. (B.C. government)

By: ctvbc.ca

Date: Tuesday May. 15, 2012 3:51 PM PT

If you keep at least a half-tank of gas in your car at all times, you'll be better prepared to evacuate in the event of a wildfire or tsunami – not to mention a brain-chewing zombie infestation.

That's just one of the messages the B.C. government is sending out for Zombie Preparedness Week, a campaign piggybacking on the fictional monsters' popularity to raise awareness about real-life emergency procedures.

"While the chance of zombie a-knockin' on your door is pretty slim, we do believe that if you're ready for zombies, you're ready for any disaster," a message on the Emergency Info BC website reads.

The Ministry of Justice has launched a series of Tweets,

and even a daily blog detailing the survival strategies of one regular citizen caught in a terrifying zombie apocalypse.

Day One finds the unnamed survivor tuning in to breaking news reports of an aggressive flu outbreak, with symptoms including fever, disorientation and violent outbursts.

"I feel great, but hey, a day off works for me!" it reads.

As the day wears on, there are increasing reports of the infected attacking healthy humans.

The post ends with the well-prepared writer pulling out a battery-operated radio to await instructions from emergency officials, and using a cell phone to text family across town -- since phone and power lines have been cut.

Day Two is titled "What's for dinner? Hopefully not my brain."

In case of a zombie uprising -- dash or any other emergency situation -- dash the public is also advised to have an emergency kit prepared and a contingency plan in place.

Once the flesh-chomping starts, B.C. residents can also monitor the Emergency Info BC Twitter feedand website.

The province says the campaign cost a grand total of $50 -- $40 for zombie makeup and $10 in software.


Is this for real??? Is it April Fools all over again?

Nice to see our provincial government catching onto all this silliness.

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