Why The CDC is My Favorite Government Agency

By | November 2, 2011

The only thing worse than having a boring job is having a boring job that involves relaying boring information to people who have no interest in your latest report about whatever you’ve been on about in that sad little corner of yours. The CDC is the kid with the rock collection on show-and-tell day. Sure there’s loads of facts and “interesting” things you can learn about hand washing, but NASA went to the moon.

Well, the CDC is taking the gloves off (then carefully washing their hands up to their elbows for 45 seconds) and bring out the pop culture references. They realized that zombies are hot right now and hell if that mess isn’t right up their alley.

Infection, plague, contagions, and wide-spread chaos? Jackpot!

The CDC created an entire marketing campaign around zombies to support their message of “Get a kit. Make a plan. Be Prepared.

So, while FEMA 1 is busy striking fear into the hearts of citizens with alerts of disaster and stoic messages of the government being in control right before your entire region loses control for days, the CDC is teaching us how fun (and practical) preparation can be.

The latest in their ongoing subversive education program? Comics!

Looking for an entertaining way to introduce emergency preparedness? Check out our graphic novella which uses the idea of a zombie apocalypse to demonstrate the importance of preparedness. Included is a personal preparedness checklist so you can take action once you’re done reading.

Check the comic out below and be sure to head over to the CDC site to find out more about both zombie and mundane preparation.

  1. To be fair, FEMA has extensive guides to help you prepare for almost any disaster from tornadoes to terrorism at: http://www.fema.gov/areyouready/

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