Zombies? I know, this sounds like a Halloween joke, but let’s look at this a little closer.
What exactly is a zombie and why would the CDC warn of a Zombie Apocalypse?
The Truth Denied completely understands the rationale behind this warning. In general, the CDC website is actually quite a dull website, reporting everything from the common cold to deadly viruses. Then why the sudden need to warn the public of possible catastrophic events, including a Zombie epidemic, is this a joke? We think not.
We have reported on the disease Morgellons for quite some time now, a horrific disease where the patient experiences pain caused by synthetic fibers taking up resident, the main host is the human body. These synthetic fibers cause outbreaks that protrude through the skin causing painful wounds, rashes. Excessive itching and burning, scaring, and a general psychological depression to top it off. The disease itself was not only untreatable, but MD’s across the world were told not to treat it. Caroline Carter of Cyprus has been studying Morgellons; as well she is a sufferer. We are told that she has tested hundreds of patients, and 8 out of 10 of them test positive for the disease. A true Sci-Fi horror of the human body mutating.
Could this be the new and very real “zombie” generation?
What about vaccines for viruses, that seems to cause the same effects, that of mutation? Is this a planned NOW effort to extinguish 80% of the world’s population, and if indeed these methods cause ZOMBIES, then could this be the ultimate murder, where zombies wipe out the planet?
In 2011, government agencies worldwide headlined there website with preparedness warnings, including NASA, CDC, and local government agencies throughout the USA. Why? Do they see something coming, OR have the powers that be actually planned what is about to come?
Is this the grand Finale, the optimum fear tactic?
That question remains unknown, though despite the controversy, The Truth Denied has made available to you a preparedness list, regardless of the coming events, to be or not to be. We work on the assumption at this point “Better to be safe than sorry”.
Social Media: Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse
The following was originally posted on CDC Public Health Matters Blog on May 16th, 2011 by Ali S. Khan.
There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for. Take a zombie apocalypse for example. That’s right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e. You may laugh now, but when it happens you’ll be happy you read this, and hey, maybe you’ll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency.
A Brief History of Zombies
A couple dressed as zombies – Danny Zucco and Sandy Olsson from the movie Grease walking in the annual Toronto Zombie Walk.
In movies, shows, and literature, zombies are often depicted as being created by an infectious virus, which is passed on via bites and contact with bodily fluids. Harvard psychiatrist Steven Schoolman wrote a (fictional) medical paper on the zombies presented in Night of the Living Dead and refers to the condition as Ataxic Neurodegenerative Satiety Deficiency Syndrome caused by an infectious agent. The Zombie Survival Guide identifies the cause of zombies as a virus called solanum. Other zombie origins shown in films include radiation from a destroyed NASA Venus probe (as in Night of the Living Dead), as well as mutations of existing conditions such as prions, mad-cow disease, measles and rabies.
The rise of zombies in pop culture has given credence to the idea that a zombie apocalypse could happen. In such a scenario zombies would take over entire countries, roaming city streets eating anything living that got in their way. The proliferation of this idea has led many people to wonder “How do I prepare for a zombie apocalypse?”
Well, we’re here to answer that question for you, and hopefully share a few tips about preparing for real emergencies too!
Better Safe than Sorry
Some of the supplies for your emergency kit.
So what do you need to do before zombies…or hurricanes or pandemics for example, actually happen? First of all, you should have an emergency kit in your house. This includes things like water, food, and other supplies to get you through the first couple of days before you can locate a zombie-free refugee camp (or in the event of a natural disaster, it will buy you some time until you are able to make your way to an evacuation shelter or utility lines are restored). Below are a few items you should include in your kit, for a full list visit the CDC Emergency page.
Once you’ve made your emergency kit, you should sit down with your family and come up with an emergency plan. This includes where you would go and who you would call if zombies started appearing outside your door step. You can also implement this plan if there is a flood, earthquake, or other emergency.
Family members meeting by their mailbox. You should pick two meeting places, one close to your home and one farther away.
Never Fear – CDC is Ready
Get a Kit, Make a Plan, Be Prepared
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).
To learn more about what CDC does to prepare for and respond to emergencies of all kinds, visit:
To learn more about how you can prepare for and stay safe during an emergency visit:
To download a badge like the one above that you can add to your social networking profile, blog, website, or email signature visit:
Center for Disease Control (CDC ) Website on Zombie Apocalypse http://blogs.cdc.gov/publichealthmatters/2011/05/preparedness-101-zombie-apocalypse/
If the general public has more information on the ZOMBIE effect or additions to the preparedness list, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are here to help.
The Truth Denied Team