The Return of the CDC Zombies: The Zombie Pandemic Graphic Novel

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Are You Ready? Image: Centers for Disease Control.

Last week, just in time for NY Comic Con, the Centers for Disease Control went live with a graphic novel following up on their May blog post “Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse.” The head of the CDC’s Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response was on hand at NYCC this past weekend, where he handed out hardcopies of the comic and even spoke on the “Zombie Summit” panel.

In the story, readers follow Todd, Julie and their dog Max as they learn of a virus, take appropriate preparedness actions and fend off the attacking zombies. Readers will also learn about how the CDC worked feverishly on a vaccine to combat the virus. By the end of the story, the vaccines are distributed to Todd and Julie, who are hunkered down in a shelter. Stay tuned for a surprise at the end!

[Should we be worried that the CDC keeps warning us about zombies? Read the rest of Patricia Vollmer’s post on GeekMom and find out!]

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