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Chongo
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May 18, 2011, 11:30 PM
 
Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse
The CDC want you to be prepared in the event of a "Zombie Apocalypse" Interesting way to get some of the Gen Nexters to be prepared for real disaster.

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.
Just an FYI:the website is slow to get into at the time of tis post.
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May 18, 2011, 11:49 PM
 
In the meantime you can read this paper on mathematical modelling of a zombie outbreak.

An outbreak of zombies infecting humans is likely to be disastrous, unless extremely aggressive tactics are employed against the undead. While aggressive quarantine may eradicate the infection, this is unlikely to happen in practice. A cure would only result in some humans surviving the outbreak, although they will still coexist with zombies. Only sufficiently frequent attacks, with increasing force, will result in eradication, assuming the available resources can be mustered in time.

Furthermore, these results assumed that the timescale of the outbreak was short, so that the natural birth and death rates could be ignored. If the timescale of the outbreak increases, then the result is the doomsday scenario: an outbreak of zombies will result in the collapse of civilisation, with every human infected, or dead. This is because human births and deaths will provide the undead with a limitless supply of new bodies to infect, resurrect and convert. Thus, if zombies arrive, we must act quickly and decisively to eradicate them before they eradicate us.

The key difference between the models presented here and other models of infectious disease is that the dead can come back to life. Clearly, this is an unlikely scenario if taken literally, but possible real-life applications may include allegiance to political parties, or diseases with a dormant infection.


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May 19, 2011, 03:59 AM
 
Uh, okay.

Did The Onion take over for the CDC? Did the CDC site or the .gov domain get hacked? Was this from April Fools?

"The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground." TJ
     
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May 19, 2011, 07:18 AM
 
That was my first thought. I think it's a "tongue in cheek" way to get "Gen Nexters" to be prepared for natural disasters.
     
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May 20, 2011, 04:04 PM
 
Bush Tax Cuts == Job Killer
June 2001: 132,047,000 employed
June 2003: 129,839,000 employed
2.21 million jobs were LOST after 2 years of Bush Tax Cuts.
     
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May 20, 2011, 05:52 PM
 
Tomorrow is the end of the world. Who cares about zombies?
     
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May 20, 2011, 09:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Tomorrow is the end of the world. Who cares about zombies?
It's the Zombie Apocalypse tomorrow.

Us non-believers will be left behind to fight off the zombies.

Duh!
Bush Tax Cuts == Job Killer
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June 2003: 129,839,000 employed
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