This is a discussion on How Seriously Are Fellow Preppers Taking This Coronavirus in North America? within the General Talk forums, part of the General Discussion category; I am not overly concerned about any of this. More people are dying of the regular flu then the china bug. I am well stocked ...
I am not overly concerned about any of this. More people are dying of the regular flu then the china bug. I am well stocked with masks, drugs, antibiotics, sanitizer, soaps, etc. It's worth keeping an eye on. I don't think it's anything to panic over. Now, the democrats on the other hand......................................
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I'm very concerned about this outbreak.
1 Corona virus is basically the same virus as the common cold... easily transmits/ spreads (think cold season)
2 It has already spread all over China and the world increasing chances it will become a pandemic.
3 China has the resources to contain an epidemic (military state, financial resources, cooperative public, and health care system) however
I fear Thailand, India, Africa will not be able to contain it, making it impossible to screen incoming visitors to the USA based on nationality.
4 Mortality from this virus by early estimates is significantly higher than the FLU... think 20 -50x higher. especially for people over the age of 60
5 an epidemic in the USA I fear will create panic, hysteria, and overloading of our health care system and infrastructure....
on a FEAR scale of 1-10 I'm at a 4
when it becomes epidemic (escapes containment /quarantine)in a foreign country other than china … fear level 5
when it becomes epidemic in the USA (escapes containment /quarantine in the USA) …. fear level 6
when it becomes epidemic in Alabama (escapes containment /quarantine) …. fear level 7
when it becomes epidemic in my city) …. fear level 8
when food / gasoline / infrastructure utilities fail …. fear level 9
when they institute curfews and military law .. .fear level 10....
I have a plan for increased preps for each level of fear.....
for now I'm up to 2 months of food / dry goods.
I've stocked up on masks, medication (anti pyretics) anti diarrheals, electrolyte replacements, and decon supplies
bleach, multipurpose cleaners, 70% rubbing alcohol 70% , and stuff for decontamination stations, room...
if it goes higher,, I will try to increase preps,... prior to the expected paranoia and fear...
@BamaDOC - Please start a thread in the introduction sub forum so we can give you a proper welcome.
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Close the borders and all should be well. Any citizens rescued from these shithole countries, keep them in isolation until they are deemed a non carrier.