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CDC Warns Public to Prepare for 'Zombie Apocalypse'

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posted on May, 19 2011 @ 09:56 AM
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Yes, lol. I'm surprised it took this long.




posted on May, 19 2011 @ 10:13 AM
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When a person dies their blood becomes coagulated and their lungs stop absorbing oxygen. Because of this their bodies cannot produce a molecule known as adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is a coenzyme that is used as an energy carrier in all known organisms. We especially use it to move our muscles, this is why a person goes into rigor mortis after they die, the body stops producing ATP and their muscles become locked. Zombies in the sense of coming back to life after death cannot exist because their bodies will not produce ATP and they cannot move their muscles.

It may be possible for zombies in the sense of the 'zombie ant fungus' though



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 10:19 AM
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Hey, I'm no expert but I believe they would be referring to us humans alive right now turning into "zombies" and attacking the "non-zombie" living humans.



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 10:22 AM
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Originally posted by unityemissions
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Pretty sure that's not what's meant by "zombie" here. It's more that your higher reasoning abilities are destroyed...actual organic brain damage. What's left is base instinctual drives. You become zombified.

Want a glimpse of what this might look like? Take a look outside for a sec. Pretty damned close.


You mean...outside in the senate?

Second ine



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 10:27 AM
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hmmmm, lets see, I have a razor sharp Katana, razor sharp scythe, flame thrower, cannon, axes,chainsaws, baseball bats, hedge clubs and staffs, sledge hammers, cutting torch, bolt cutters, heavy old hot rod car with heavy steel bumpers, zombie vaccine....yep I'm prepared



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 10:31 AM
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Originally posted by Griffo
When a person dies their blood becomes coagulated and their lungs stop absorbing oxygen. Because of this their bodies cannot produce a molecule known as adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is a coenzyme that is used as an energy carrier in all known organisms. We especially use it to move our muscles, this is why a person goes into rigor mortis after they die, the body stops producing ATP and their muscles become locked. Zombies in the sense of coming back to life after death cannot exist because their bodies will not produce ATP and they cannot move their muscles.

It may be possible for zombies in the sense of the 'zombie ant fungus' though


Why do you think their movements are stiff and clumsy? The zombie virus (or parasite) takes over the nervous system and does what it can with the host body. The body still deteriorates at the conventional manner we are accustomed to. The lack of ATP is exactly why they have infinite stamina for the course of their unlives. They don't get the muscle burn we do and therefore can beat on a door for days and days without tiring or slowing down. On the other hand, they can't get the nice adrenaline rush and strength we enjoy when we are scared.



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 10:36 AM
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Without ATP they are going nowhere, there is no possible way in which they could move.


The zombie virus (or parasite) takes over the nervous system and does what it can with the host body.


Yeah, that's why I said on the last line it may be possible for a fungus to 'possess' someone like the zombie ant fungus. If that happened then there would probably be no disruption in the production of ATP so it could in theory work



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 10:37 AM
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Originally posted by anumohi
hmmmm, lets see, I have a razor sharp Katana, razor sharp scythe, flame thrower, cannon, axes,chainsaws, baseball bats, hedge clubs and staffs, sledge hammers, cutting torch, bolt cutters, heavy old hot rod car with heavy steel bumpers, zombie vaccine....yep I'm prepared


Too much work. The best way to kill a zombie? Starve him. It's a no-brainer.



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 10:45 AM
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okay...

its pretty clear people are already zombies when the CDC has to mention zombies just to get people to read their hurricane preparedness warnings.

and look it worked, but the zombies never did read past when zombies were mentioned.



So what do you need to do before zombies…or hurricanes or pandemics for example, actually happen? First of all, you should have an emergency kit in your house. This includes things like water, food, and other supplies to get you through the first couple of days before you can locate a zombie-free refugee camp (or in the event of a natural disaster, it will buy you some time until you are able to make your way to an evacuation shelter or utility lines are restored). Below are a few items you should include in your kit, for a full list visit the CDC Emergency page. Water (1 gallon per person per day) Food (stock up on non-perishable items that you eat regularly) Medications (this includes prescription and non-prescription meds) Tools and Supplies (utility knife, duct tape, battery powered radio, etc.) Sanitation and Hygiene (household bleach, soap, towels, etc.) Clothing and Bedding (a change of clothes for each family member and blankets) Important documents (copies of your driver’s license, passport, and birth certificate to name a few) First Aid supplies (although you’re a goner if a zombie bites you, you can use these supplies to treat basic cuts and lacerations that you might get during a tornado or hurricane) Once you’ve made your emergency kit, you should sit down with your family and come up with an emergency plan. This includes where you would go and who you would call if zombies started appearing outside your door step. You can also implement this plan if there is a flood, earthquake, or other emergency.


notice, no mention to stock up on guns and ammo.

edit on 19/5/11 by AnotherYOU because: (no reason given)


the CDC just became a successfull troll
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posted on May, 19 2011 @ 10:48 AM
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Not inventive enough.

How about a mutation of Jungle Madness that is transmitted through a scratch or a bite that sweeps through the entire world.
www.theage.com.au...



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 10:49 AM
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I have been preparing for this


The Prophecy rings true!



In a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. And we who are living will also be transformed.

Corinthians



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 10:53 AM
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Although a spoof video (Onion), it's a possibility.

Not undead zombies, but think more like 28 Days Later... The Rage virus is similar in essence to a form of fast-acting Rabies.

If a non-treatable form of Rabies was also easily spread, then we could realistically see the same exact thing happen in real life. Left untreated, Rabies is one of the only diseases that is absolutely 100% fatal.

The aggressiveness of the Rage "zombies" is similar to an advanced Rabies infected individual.

Luckily though, one of the other effects is severe hydrophobia or fear of water, so yep, maybe squirtguns are the ultimate weapon of the Zombie Apocalypse? (ZA)

Many of the same survival issues of a ZA are the same as any other SHTF scenario. It's funny though, people always talk about cutting off zombie heads, etc. and you see that in the movies.

Thing is, if we're really talking about a virus that spreads that bad, the LAST thing you want to do is expose yourself to lots of diseased blood flying around. It gets in your nose, eyes, ears, mouth, cuts, etc., and you are just as screwed Mr. Hero.

You'd want to just put some distance between you and any infected, and preferably a boundary they cannot cross. If you take them out, you want to do so at a distance (and quietly) to not alert others.

Mostly, you'd need to wait them out, and let them die. Given the hydrophobia, the ZA would be short, as each "zombie" would only last a few days or more, if deprived of "food". But, it'd be some very scary days....


Too much work. The best way to kill a zombie? Starve him. It's a no-brainer.


Nice pun.

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posted on May, 19 2011 @ 11:06 AM
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I'm sure the masses agree with me when I say this:

Please, please, please ... if there is to be an Apocalypse ... let it be a Zombie Apocalypse!



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 11:25 AM
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Nice, tell me when the outbreak happens.



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 11:28 AM
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Originally posted by CanadianDream420
I'm confident once a person is dead, drained of their blood and put into caskets that the likeliness of them returning to the surface of the earth is right around 0%....

Even if they did, they'd be looking for a drink of water.. Not brains.


its probably more like infection, like 28 days later or something.
and most likely if something like that happens the infected are probably not going to be in a rage, probably more like, a really really infection/contagious mixed with involuntary vomiting/diarrhea in the streets, which would spread the disease like wildfire. when that happens, social order would break down when people run out of resourses like food, water, oil, our infrastructure takes a hit, and people are forced to do things they never would have done in order to keep themselves and their families safe, AND THEN (i believe) we would start acting/looking like crazy raging infected zombies, and killing people as such



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 11:53 AM
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Honestly this seems that the fear apparatus is just going any mile it can to continue the game of spreading the message of scarcity and fear and depravity. It's getting to be just that much of a joke. Tomorrow we should be prepare for gangs of mass clowns that are pissed at Barnum and Bailey and taking it out on the townsfolk.



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 11:56 AM
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Originally posted by BishopNGreen
Seems to me the CDC has gotten itself a great PR department. Can we now call them the Center for Disease and Comedy? I'm also wary because I believe that there is always truth in humor.


Who knows what they know.. right..?

More than us probably.



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 12:04 PM
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Hey as it may have been pointed out here May is officialy Zombie awareness month. AWESOME.
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posted on May, 19 2011 @ 12:09 PM
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SHTF scenario

Zombies = Indignant Lowlifes/ looters coming for your survival supply's


Not Undead Corpses reanimated & eating brains...



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 12:14 PM
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Here is an interesting article. Just think of what would happen if this were developed into a biological weapon...
Not your sic-fi, horror zombie story, but a little more realistic.

news.yahoo.com...




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