You can't put a price on countless human life's, and the sanctity of the republic
You actually can, in fact in fine and that's the greater obstacle, because no govt would pay it even if they could. Every life has a labor and supply cost attached to it and you have to have it for every life you intend to keep or you can't keep em.
Since the republic and people are what is under attack, there will be no way people can carry the load and many people will feel it is not worth the trouble, like people finding out they won't have a river of dope (like the homeless seem to all be on? Hows that happen?) Or that now, you have to be able to fight, run and hide to be homeless because the 'ol mental asylum bus is trolling around in the night and the savages are preying and sporting all day. (Yes? Sporting. Like males do when there is nothing else much to do)
The socialists are being denied pain pills and choosing suicide....but that was always going to be what happened to them. Like democrats.
So there will be a high mortality that is unavoidable, that people won't be able to do anything about, except throw their selves into the frenzy trying to keep more than they can.
The sheer numbers of people are mind boggling. There are so many that the number of them that will make it to the rural areas is a disaster.
I do not know the how or when but if a mass event happened, it would create a disaster of peoples.
I have a general set of contingencies that are based on keeping more than myself and the kids, but those are organic structures that require a foundation to begin with or you end up with a chaos of savages. If the weather is right and the money is there, sure I will help by plantation cropping. But I am prepared for the idea that we will be blessed to keep the animals and kids.