How well would Chicago deal with a Zombie apocalypse?


As ‘the Walking Dead’ continues to be one of the biggest shows on TV and Halloween just passing us, the discussion of what a hypothetical zombie virus disaster would be like and how would we deal with it as humans fighting to survive. Careerbuilder put together a updated and comprehensive list this week  “ranking the 53 largest U.S. metropolitan areas (with more than 1 million residents) based on their occupational skills and industry characteristics. A standard, flesh-eating virus transmitted via biting or contact with infected blood is assumed. The index is scored on eight different factors in four categories: ability to defend against the virus, ability to contain the virus, ability to find a cure and ability to outlast the epidemic with an ample food supply. The study is based on data from Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI), which analyzes labor market data from more than 90 national, state and local employment resources.”

And our fair city Chicago comes in at #45 on this list?….really? 

You can read the full list here if you think you need to move. 

How can our city which has endured one of the largest metropolitan fires and food-related comas enduced by our constant consumption of pizzas deeper than Lake Michigan, not survive a pesky invasion of the unread? I survive the Cubs winning the World Series in Wrigleyville, so it felt like a good ‘fire drill’ for zombie attack if all the zombies were actually really happy and excited people drinking a lot.

But it’s ok, based on this same survey in the last two years New York City has ranked the worst.