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The CDC Gives Advice On How To Prep For a Zombie Apocalypse!

Worried about a zombie apocalypse? Not to fear...the CDC is here!

You remember Nostradamus right? The French astrologist wrote the book Les Prophéties in 1555, a collection of 6,338 prophecies that predicted famines, asteroids, pandemics and other mayhem. Apparently he even predicted a zombie apocalypse that is supposed to happen this year! Ok...who had that on their BINGO card?

Supposedly that zombie prediction claims a scientist from Russia will weaponize a virus that will turn people into zombies. The prophesy reads like this:

“Few young people: half−dead to give a start. Dead through spite, he will cause the others to shine, And in an exalted place some great evils to occur: Sad concepts will come to harm each one, Temporal dignified, the Mass to succeed. Fathers and mothers dead of infinite sorrows, Women in mourning, the pestilent she−monster: The Great One to be no more, all the world to end.” -Nostradamus

I'm not seeing a mention of a Russian scientist or zombies in there, but okay.

Anyway, the CDC is using this as a way to encourage people to prepare for an emergency situation. On their website they posted survival tips including having an evacuation plan for your family, and what your should have in your emergency kit. Some of those items include water (1 gallon per person per day,) and lots of non-perishable food items. Have all of your medications ready, including prescription and non-prescription, along with first-aid supplies and sanitation and hygiene items. Tools and supplies like a utility knife, duct tape, battery powered radio, etc are all important, as well as your family's important documents.

For their part, the CDC says don't worry, they're totally prepared, and they say: "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."

Do you trust the CDC to handle things during a zombie apocalypse?

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Zombies horde in ruined city after an outbreak

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