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In case of zombie apocalypse, check with the CDC
- By: Christine Junge, Contributor
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Nice article. You know, the CDC took a lot of heat for their zombie post(s), but I (and many others) think it was brilliant! Thanks for spreading the word. Those guys took a chance and the world stood up and noticed. Plus, it was just plain old fun to read BECAUSE it was the CDC.
Zombies are cool.
Psychological and social education for significant local or larger scale terror, acccidental or weather related events can prove valuable, especially providing potentially at risk populations with opportunities to rehearse for those real or imagined zombie level losses.
Unfortunately, there are no rehearsal trainings for losses of loved ones on Interstate 95 as a result of auto crashes in the DC to NY region. There are more losses of life on I-95 and other major highways each day than all the terror or natural disaster events combined.
Research and practice on “sudden loss” and “vicarious loss” indicate that rehearsal for a variety of unforseen losses may aid in helping us adjust to significant catastrophes regardless of their scope. Writing (journaling) or discussing how individual and large scale losses can help to imbed responses that put us on the road to protective actions more rapidly.
The Resiliency projects conducted in NY and the DC metro area were positive steps in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.
Rehearsal is as realistic as estate planning or preventive health care.
Hal Marchand, Ph.D.
I bet this information is better than the talk about rapture! But then again we all have our own stand on this. But preparing for what is to come with such disasters is very helpful since we will never know when this will be coming. [URL removed by moderator]
Part of the CDC’s job is to get American’s prepared for natural disasters like tornadoes and hurricanes. So I don’t think you have to be worried on them trying to do their jobs in new and funny ways.
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