Is there going to be a zombie apocalypse in 2021: A zombie apocalypse, perhaps?
Some allege that Nostradamus predicted a zombie apocalypse in 2021, citing the following passage in which the French philosopher is said to have written: “Few young people: to begin with, half-dead.
He will cause the others to shine, and tremendous evils will arise at an exalted place: Sad notions will come to injure each one, Temporal dignity, the Mass to succeed.”
That doesn’t exactly say “zombie” and “apocalypse,” does it?
The terms “half-dead” and “vast evils” may conjure up images of zombies, but they could also apply to some politicians.
It’s also unclear whether Nostradamus (also known as Michel de Nostredame) actually wrote the line.
Since Nostradamus isn’t on Twitter and lived in the 1500s, attempts to contact him have proved futile.
If you thought the United States was taken off guard and unprepared for the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, just image what would happen if a zombie apocalypse struck.
Would politicians try to downplay the issue by arguing that turning into a rotting corpse with body parts dropping off isn’t so bad? Or did you keep saying that the apocalypse was “just around the corner”?
Would people argue over how many individuals have genuinely turned into zombies, alleging that some zombies were just folks who needed a bit more sun?
By the way, one way to detect whether someone has turned into a zombie is to check if they try to eat you.
Would some politicians advocate for a “herd immunity” policy, in which the country simply waits for the apocalypse? After all, turning everyone into a zombie would address a lot of issues like not knowing what to wear every day and not having enough toilet paper, right?
A zombie apocalypse, on the other hand, could be a tremendous calamity, and our country is most likely unprepared for it.
That isn’t to say the CDC doesn’t have any recommendations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a Zombie Preparedness Guide that offers some important information.
They propose, for example, keeping an emergency kit in your home.
And I don’t just mean a supply of avocado toast and tequila. According to the CDC, an emergency kit should include the following items:
Water: If you think you’ll be stuck during an emergency, keep at least one gallon of water per person every day.
This should last at least three days, but a two-week supply is preferable. Of course, a zombie apocalypse could last much longer, making keeping over 1000 gallons difficult.
Food: These should be non-perishable things, or you’ll be disappointed if you need them.
Ascertain that the food has a sufficient number of food categories and is as healthful as possible.
It’s possible that eating only marshmallow Peeps will cause difficulties after a time.
Medications: These should include both prescription and over-the-counter medications that you may require.
It’s worth noting that a stockpile of nothing but Viagra would not be so useful in the event of a zombie apocalypse.
Tools and Supplies: The CDC recommends having a utility knife, duct tape, and a battery-operated radio on hand.
If the cellular network and the Internet are down, a smartphone may not be as useful. Remember that most battery-powered radios aren’t capable of taking selfies.
Sanitation and Hygiene: Examples include soap, towels, and home bleach, none of which should be injected into the body.
Clothing and bedding should contain clothing that provides enough protection. A simple collection of thongs, for example, would not suffice.
Documents of importance:
Your driver’s licence, passport, and birth certificate are all mentioned by the CDC.
During a Zombie apocalypse, a Starbuck’s loyalty card and an Avengers membership card are unlikely to be useful.
First-aid supplies: The CDC warns that a Band-aid won’t help much if you were bitten by a zombie.
The fear of a zombie onslaught isn’t the only reason to keep such supplies on hand. They could be useful in a variety of situations, including floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes.
The CDC also recommends that you and your family make an emergency plan. This includes determining the types of disasters that could occur in your location.
Think harder if the only things that come to mind are a zombie apocalypse and a hot dog shortage. Unless you live with Mr.
Snuffleupagus on Sesame Street, every locale has its own set of potential big tragedies.
Furthermore, climate change may bring new types of disasters to your area in the near future.
The CDC also recommends choosing a meeting spot for your family to reunite in case you become separated and are unable to return to or remain in your house.
As any horror film has demonstrated, stating, “Let’s break up, guys,” whether it’s Fright Night, The Cabin in the Woods, or Happy Gilmour, can be a horrible thing, especially when there’s no clear strategy on how to come back together.
When fleeing zombies, it’s said that if you’re in a group, all you have to do is run faster than the slowest member in the group.
Identifying your emergency contacts is a third suggestion. There should be more than Justin Bieber on this list.
While meeting the Biebs may be on your bucket list, in an emergency, the police, fire department, doctor, and possibly a zombie hunter like Milla Jovovich would be more useful.
Furthermore, “Yummy” is not a song you want to sing to zombies.
Plan your evacuation route, according to the CDC’s fourth guideline.
Know where to go if you need to get out of town quickly. Make a mental note of this path.
During an emergency, don’t rely on Google maps to assist you navigate.
With the exception of statements like “when zombies are hungry, they won’t stop until they have food (i.e., brains),” much of the advice supplied by the CDC Zombie Preparedness webpage is applicable to many various circumstances, not just a zombie apocalypse.
According to the CDC, the website was created as a satirical campaign. The CDC does not appear to be predicting a zombie apocalypse in 2021 or anytime soon.
Of course, this implies that “tongue-in-cheek” refers to “funny exaggeration.”
Many genuine tongues may be in many real cheeks in the event of a zombie apocalypse.