Here at the Zombie Emergency Relief Organization, we attempt to stay out of the fray of potential conflicts of interest. We have never received a monetary inducement to refer readers to a website nor have we attempted to solicit one. Unfortunately, in a recent post on “Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst,” we mentioned several excellent web sites, yet completely missed the opportunity to provide a link to a website that has research backed advice on dealing with disasters, the CDC Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response.
This organization is responsible for funding and assisting states to build and improve public health capabilities. As part of this charge, they have used the zombie apocalypse as a representative disaster that teaches lessons that could be applied to a wide range of disaster situations.
As their Director director, Dr. Ali Khan, notes, “If you are generally well equipped to deal with a zombie apocalypse you will be prepared for a hurricane, pandemic, earthquake, or terrorist attack.” Kudos to the open-minded federal agencies who know the zombie apocalypse is only a matter of time. Please check out their website for more information at http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/zombies.htm