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CDC advice on Zombies

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by Flare Flare, ASN, BSN (Member) Member Nurse

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You are reading page 3 of CDC advice on Zombies. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

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Good cute idea. Makes people think :w00t:

EXACTLY! Thinking...our only natural advantage over zombies. Use it or lose it (your braaaiiiin, that is). Oh, and we can pull triggers and our fingers won't fall off.

RIP Michael Jackson. 'Thriller' stuck in my head now.

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EmergencyNrse has 17 years experience and specializes in Emergency Medicine.

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I think that some people don't get the whole "zombie" thing.

It's just a description of the mindless drones that go on day to day that give no thought to the future or take an active role in their own survival. They exist on American talent dance shows and sporting events. They are completely and totally dependent on others or government.

What most don't realize that our infrastructure is extremely fragile and another Hurricane Katrina-like event is definitely possible. Social breakdown and disorder is just the next disaster away. Earthquake, pandemic, or simply that we run out of fuel. Impossible?

What happens when the trucks stop bringing the food? Most people live in a city or suburb that has a population density. It takes a great deal of food running round the clock to keep groceries well stocked.

Look in your cupboards, your refrigerator... how much food right now do you have if the stores no longer have groceries? A few days? A week?

I'm ready... Over a year's provisions for me and my family to include my dogs and the means to protect it. I DO NOT take this lightly. Heaven forbid you take an active role in your own survival. The government will not be there to do it. I applaud the "Disaster Planning" but do you have enough?

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I LOVE zombie movies.

Love.

I love the whole aspect of social reflection you can get out of a good zombie movie. Romero's movies are excellent.

I participate in the Zombie Pub Crawl in downtown Minneapolis every October.

My favorite type of zombie? Infectious disease zombies, of course.

And I have an excellent sense of humor.

But I have to say, I found this article by the CDC to be in poor taste. I see what they were trying to get at, but it left a bad taste in my mouth. Is this seriously the only way that we can get Americans to pay attention to what to do in the case of disaster? I instead see this as a symptom of how sick and deluded my nation sadly is right now. I feel like this portrays how my government is becoming a bigger and bigger joke. There was a bit of good very basic information provided, but would any of this help much in the case of a Katrina-sized disaster? No... just trust the government... because that ended well. Also, who is going to be lugging around all these gallons of water? Is this holy water? Silly CDC, holy water is used against vampires... not zombies.

I have more qualms, but really for the sake of brevity it all boils down me shaking my head in disapproval. I personally feel our government officials should convey important information in a serious manner, and I really doubt this is going to get the real intended content of the article known.

Signing off,

Debbie Downer

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I think that some people don't get the whole "zombie" thing.

It's just a description of the mindless drones that go on day to day that give no thought to the future or take an active role in their own survival. They exist on American talent dance shows and sporting events. They are completely and totally dependent on others or government.

What most don't realize that our infrastructure is extremely fragile and another Hurricane Katrina-like event is definitely possible. Social breakdown and disorder is just the next disaster away. Earthquake, pandemic, or simply that we run out of fuel. Impossible?

What happens when the trucks stop bringing the food? Most people live in a city or suburb that has a population density. It takes a great deal of food running round the clock to keep groceries well stocked.

Look in your cupboards, your refrigerator... how much food right now do you have if the stores no longer have groceries? A few days? A week?

I'm ready... Over a year's provisions for me and my family to include my dogs and the means to protect it. I DO NOT take this lightly. Heaven forbid you take an active role in your own survival. The government will not be there to do it. I applaud the "Disaster Planning" but do you have enough?

Warehouse.jpg

DPMS308-1.jpg

blackie.jpg

Mags.jpg

Stores.jpg

IMG_0514.jpg

Had me convinced you rolled hard until I saw the dragon fly lights on your deck and the cute, flowery table cloth, lol.

In all seriousness, you can't ever have too many AR's. I want a H&K 416 6.8mm now. I've been playing with my Bushmaster M4A3 the last few days I've been off, and I'm getting bored with it....or as bored as you can be with one, lol.

Storage precludes me from stocking up past a week long shelter in place or quick bug out. I envy your stockpile though.

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EmergencyNrse has 17 years experience and specializes in Emergency Medicine.

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Had me convinced you rolled hard until I saw the dragon fly lights on your deck and the cute, flowery table cloth, lol.

When you're married there have to be concessions made...

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Esme12 is a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma.

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And just in time for the end of the world on Saturday.......:smokin:

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"I personally feel our government officials should convey important information in a serious manner, and I really doubt this is going to get the real intended content of the article known.

Signing off,

Debbie Downer"

Oh, Debbie, cheer up! The "serious" messages reached 3000 serious people a week. Zombies are a box office AND CDC hit. 30,000+ tried to view and crashed the site yesterday. It's gone viral (

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bagladyrn is a RN and specializes in OB.

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And just in time for the end of the world on Saturday.......:smokin:

I've had Jimmy Buffet's "Party At the End of the World" running through my head all week!

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EmergencyNrse has 17 years experience and specializes in Emergency Medicine.

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I've had Jimmy Buffet's "Party At the End of the World" running through my head all week!

How about REM's "It's the End of the World as we Know it"?

Here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eyFiClAzq8

(I can't seem to imbed YouTube vids on this site)

Sing along...

That's great, it starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes, an aeroplane -

Lenny Bruce is not afraid. Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn -

world serves its own needs, regardless of your own needs. Feed it up a knock,

speed, grunt no, strength no. Ladder structure clatter with fear of height,

down height. Wire in a fire, represent the seven games in a government for

hire and a combat site. Left her, wasn't coming in a hurry with the furies

breathing down your neck. Team by team reporters baffled, trump, tethered

crop. Look at that low plane! Fine then. Uh oh, overflow, population,

common group, but it'll do. Save yourself, serve yourself. World serves its

own needs, listen to your heart bleed. Tell me with the rapture and the

reverent in the right - right. You vitriolic, patriotic, slam, fight, bright

light, feeling pretty psyched.

It's the end of the world as we know it.

It's the end of the world as we know it.

It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.

Six o'clock - TV hour. Don't get caught in foreign tower. Slash and burn,

return, listen to yourself churn. Lock him in uniform and book burning,

blood letting. Every motive escalate. Automotive incinerate. Light a candle,

light a motive. Step down, step down. Watch a heel crush, crush. Uh oh,

this means no fear - cavalier. Renegade and steer clear! A tournament,

a tournament, a tournament of lies. Offer me solutions, offer me alternatives

and I decline.

It's the end of the world as we know it.

It's the end of the world as we know it.

It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.

The other night I tripped a nice continental drift divide. Mount St. Edelite.

Leonard Bernstein. Leonid Breshnev, Lenny Bruce and Lester Bangs.

Birthday party, cheesecake, jelly bean, boom! You symbiotic, patriotic,

slam, but neck, right? Right.

It's the end of the world as we know it.

It's the end of the world as we know it.

It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine...fine...

(It's time I had some time alone)

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Proof that the CDC DOES in deed have a sense of humor and that you can have a little fun when teaching disaster preparedness.

For what it's worth, sign me up for the Zombie Response Team!:yeah:

http://blogs.cdc.gov/publichealthmatters/2011/05/preparedness-101-zombie-apocalypse/

There's a disaster preparedness organization called the Zombie Squad, which operated on the theory that if you're prepared for a zombie apocalypse, you're prepared for floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, terrorism, etc. It's fun but they also do serious teaching about rendez-vous plans with family, communication during disasters, bug-out bags and sheltering in place. I won;t post the link because the last time I tried to share a site as an fyi my post was edited for violating TOS but you can google "zombie squad" you should be able to find it.

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gentlegiver is a ASN, LPN, RN and specializes in Geriatrics.

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Veggies are growing in my kitchen, as long as there is no nuclear (?) attack I can plant. Freezers packed with about 3 months of food. And where I live anyone trying to get here will have to go thru the woods (and the bears) or take the only road in & out (easily protected by 3 houses full of hunters with the armament to back them up). Can bears become Zombies??? If so, I'm toast!

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