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Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic


There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for. The zombie apocalypse is just one of them. Presented as a highly polished graphic novel (with an accompanying emergency kit checklist) this fictional publication seeks to educate and entertain readers of all ages about what to do before a real emergency happens, rather than after.

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The Public Health team at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a 40-page fully illustrated novel to educate on the importance of emergency preparedness. The graphic novel “Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic” demonstrates the importance of being prepared for a real emergency in an entertaining way that people of all ages will enjoy.

Readers follow Todd, Julie, and their dog Max as a strange new disease begins spreading, turning ordinary people into zombies. Stick around to the end for a surprising twist that will drive home the importance of being prepared for any emergency.

Included in the novel is a one page Preparedness Checklist so that readers can get their family, workplace, or school ready before disaster strikes.

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