February 15, 2020

How to Limit Your Exposure to Colds, Flu and Coronavirus

(Full disclosure: This article has affiliate links. This means that if you purchase via a link, I may receive a small percentage. This doesn’t cost you anything extra but helps the blog out. Of course it is always your choice if you want to click through any of my links.) This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A lot of people are concerned about minimizing their risks of catching germs from colds, flus and possibly the Wuhan coronavirus. As someone […]

The Chinese Wuhan Virus: Lessons from the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918

  Guest Essay Written by Ron Brown © 2020 We all remember 9/11 with planes flying into the World Trade Center. After all, some 3,000 people died that day. How could we forget? In contrast, we have collective amnesia about the worldwide 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. 102 years ago, in October 1918 — the peak month for Spanish flu that year — some 6,000 people died in the U.S. . . . every day . . . for the entire […]

What would You Do if Ebola Were to Spread in Your City?

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is still very much in the news. Most news articles keep stressing that it is unlikely to reach the U.S. and downplay any threats. On the other hand, the CDC has released guidelines for hospitals should an infected person were to present himself. New projections estimate that 500,000 may be infected by the end of January. (Note: Since the article was written, the estimates have now been revised to 1.4 million)
Consider for a moment what could happen when a person who appears to have flu-like symptoms but has Ebola were to go the emergency room. […]

Time Traveling Anthrax Bacteria Sickens People

  This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Apt Prepper son spotted this piece of news this morning via Reddit and The Washington Post:  Russian authorities evacuated a remote area in Siberia after anthrax killed 1500 reindeer and sickened around 40 people.  Possibly more people, mostly  exposed to the bacteria.  They have sent biological warfare troops and quarantined the area. What is anthrax? Anthrax is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis.  According to the CDC, the type […]

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