A Zombie apocalypse warning by the CDC may not be tongue in cheek after all, suggests a writer on Gawker. The recent Miami cannibal face-chewing attack is but one of many other incidents that occurred in the month of May…all in Florida. Does a curse exist?
Tuesday, a Gawker writer suggested that jokes about the bath salts attack may not be mere fodder for daily social media. On May 16, the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, released a warning on its blog forcitizens to prepare for a zombie-invasion. The post, written by Assistant Surgeon General Ali Khan, gave instructions on what to do should an apocalypse involving the “walking dead” was to happen. As predicted, online traffic spiked on the website. Typically, it’s laden with dry information. However, it served its intended purpose by educating the public on preparing for an approaching hurricane, not a zombie-like apocalypse.
CDC spokesperson David Daigle said: “It’s kind of a tongue-in-cheek campaign. We were talking abouthurricane preparedness and someone bemoaned that we kept putting out the same messages. “People are so tuned into zombies. People are really dialed in on zombies. The idea is we’re reaching an audience or a segment we’d never reach with typical messages.”
However, some people are not convinced that the Miami face-chewing attack on Ronald Poppo is an isolated event. A blogger — and zombie extraordinaire — on IhopeRickSantorum listed a string of disturbing attacks and incidents one would expect to seein science fiction films. The strange and ghoulish incidents began in Florida on May16. Then, a report from McArthurHigh School in Hollywood talked about how students and teachersdeveloped a strange rash. Hazmat officials were called in and decontaminated. All those infected.
However, what caused the itchy breakout remains a mystery. On May 20, 41-year-old Dr. Zachary Bird was arrested in Orlando by the Florida Highway Patrol. Sources say the man was agitated to the point in which he banged his head on the officer’s window, and spit blood into his face. Days later, a Hazmat team responded again to a call at a Broward County school for reports of a rash breakout. However, the cause is still unknown.
The writer also suggested that perhaps the Miami zombie-like attack is spreading like an uncontrolled germ or bacteria. He points to an incident that tookplace Tuesday in Hackensack, New Jersey. It involved a man, who stabbed himself and threwhis intestines at police officers . Like news of UFO sightings, Big Foot, and the Loch Ness Monster,this may just something the publichangs on to as part of its superstitious culture. Does a zombie apocalypse exist inFlorida or anywhere else in the world?