The U.S. Government needs to be prepared for all types of situations, and on the surface some of them seem a bit more far-fetched.
Take for instance the government’s need to plan for a zombie apocalypse. Is there any actual need for this? Obviously, zombies are all the rage today if you turn on the TV, but so were vampires for a long time. Were there contingency plans for the beautiful undead? Seems unlikely.
The idea of zombies can be transferred to other pandemics. When there was an alleged Ebola outbreak in America, hospitals and medical staff found out they weren’t as prepared as they imagined to handle such a contagious disease.
The course is for students studying at Uniformed Services University of the Healthcare Sciences, and is mandatory for traveling medical staff.
“We use the narrative device of a zombie pandemic in animations and assignment to help engage students in content,” says Catherine Ling, an assistant professor at the USU’s Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing.
Since zombies are a cultural zeitgeist right now, it makes the material that much easier to absorb. Real-life zombies could even include those on bizarre mixtures of street drugs. There are from time to time stories of people who show up in public naked, attacking people using public transportation.
But the zombie rage doesn’t stop here. Back in 2012, Vladimir Putin admitted that Russia has a Zombie gun! The gun would shoot waves at a person disrupting their central nervous system, effectively making them a zombie. A statement was issued to Daily Mail Online,
“The development of weaponry based on new physics principles – direct-energy weapons, geophysical weapons, wave-energy weapons, genetic weapons, psychotronic weapons, and so on – is part of the state arms procurement program for 2011-2020.”
While the premise of a zombie apocalypse is laughable, when you factor in these other reports, it suddenly becomes very real indeed.
Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse?