Besides the obvious lack of firearms in their recommendations, I’m concerned that they treat the zombpocalypse as a fictional disaster. By attributing the rise of the living dead as nothing but a pop culture construct, they do their public a terrible disservice.
Honestly, as taxpayer dollars go it’s fairly smart. I’d eat my hat if the CDC honestly believed in a zombie apocalypse, but the joke that “if you’re prepared for the dead to walk, you’re prepared for anything is true.” It’s actually a pretty good way to engage people and get them prepared for a real disaster like a flood or something.
They did such good work with Guillain-Barre and AIDS, why not this too? Zombie apocalypses are unpossible of course. But were one to come up all of a sudden, I know who I’d suspect of dropping the vial.