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22 May 2013 The zombie thermographer apocalypse preparedness 101: zombie thermographer pandemic
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Fact: The U.S Government Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, rather remarkably has dedicated part of their web site to” Zombie Preparedness”. See: http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/zombies.htm for more information. This is a tongue‐incheek campaign with messages to engage audiences with the hazards of unpreparedness. The CDC director, U.S. Assistant Surgeon General Ali S. Khan (RET), MD, MPH notes, "If you are generally well equipped to deal with a zombie apocalypse you will be prepared for a hurricane, pandemic, earthquake, or terrorist attack. Make a plan, and be prepared!” (CDC Website, April 26th, 2013). Today we can make an easy comparison between the humor that the CDC is bringing to light, and what is actually happening in the Thermographic Industry. It must be acknowledge there are “Zombie Thermographers” out there. At times, it can be observed from the sidelines as a pandemic apocalypse attacking the credibility and legitimacy of the science and the industry that so many have been working to advance for over 30 years. This paper outlines and explores the trends currently taking place, the very real risks to facility plant, property, and human life as a result, and the strategies to overcome these problems.
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Fred Colbert "The zombie thermographer apocalypse preparedness 101: zombie thermographer pandemic", Proc. SPIE 8705, Thermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XXXV, 870511 (22 May 2013); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2019121
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