"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants citizens to use their brains lest they get eaten by packs of marauding zombies.
Well, sort of.
This week, the CDC launched a slick new media campaign that uses the tongue-in-cheek hypothetical scenario of a zombie apocalypse to teach the basics of emergency preparedness.
"There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for. Take a zombie apocalypse for example," reads a note on the CDC's website. "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."
Talking Points Memo - CDC Urges People To Prepare For Zombie Apocalypse -- And Other Disasters Too