They keep saying it’s a "tongue-in-cheek” comment about emergency training. They say preparing for zombies is an engaging way to train for other emergencies. They keep saying that talking about zombies is a way to get citizens to think about emergency planning. They keep saying zombies are not for real, but yet the term 'zombie apocalypse' is so common, that several branches of government have released statements on the matter! Now, the security firm HALO Corp. announced that zombie apocalypse training will be a part of an annual counter-terrorism summit, just to keep things interesting.The funniest part of the story is that the CDC had to come back and make it clear, this was all in fun, and that zombies are not real. Yep, zombies are not for real.