The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that medical supplies are much needed to help stop the spread of the virus but they are quickly being depleted. We’ve touched on some of the things that have been selling out as Americans finally prepare for a pandemic possibility, but it looks like you may want to enhance your first aid kit first.
In light of WHO calling for more supplies, it really doesn’t mean there will be more for us, just more for them: the elitists. After all, the United States surgeon general doesn’t want Americans buying face masks because health officials need them instead.
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The shortage of supplies is expected and not that alarming. Most preppers have at least something in a first aid kit that could help them quarantine themselves and hunker down in the event of a pandemic. But WHO, the “world’s authority” on health was far less prepared.
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While talking to reporters at their Geneva headquarters, WHO officials called on manufacturers to “urgently increase production” of medical supplies needed to fights the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak spreading across the globe. According to WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, manufacturers would have to increase their production of personal protective gear supplies by 40% to meet the medical community’s needs.
They are not prepared, and this article written by Ready Nutrition in November of 2019, before the news of the coronavirus’ outbreak surfaced, highlights the problems with central planning:
The truth that no one wants to hear is that you are going to be responsible for yourself and your own health. The governments of the world are not prepared to protect humanity from a pandemic.
“Supplies are rapidly depleting,” stated Tedros. “WHO estimates that each month 89 million medical masks will be required for the COVID-19 response, 76 million examination gloves and 1.6 million goggles.” These sentiments were echoed in Capitol Hill by Dr. Robert Kadlec, assistant secretary for preparedness and response at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), who stated that the U.S. had about 35 million N95 respirator masks. This represents only 10 percent of the 3.5 billion that the country will need if COVID-19 becomes a full-blown pandemic.
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A surge in global demand for N95 face masks, which are effective in protecting health-care workers from infection (which means they’ll protect others from infection too), has affected their supply. In China, nurses and doctors face shortages as the high demand has depleted the country’s stockpile.
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As we keep saying: hope for the best but prepare for the worst.
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35 million N95 respirators is 1% of 3.5 billion not 10% of 3.5 billion.
No buddy here in the sticks has herd about the corn virus yet. But they only got dial-up. And pappy’s web tv is broke.
I had so f’n much TP stocked up from the last 500 times SHTFplan called for TEOTWAWKI that never came, I got rid of it. Who needs it. A pile of old Northern Tool catalogs and about 20 years of Playboys (for the articles) in the attic will work fine.
35 million is one percent of needed 35 billion not 10 percent
35 million is one percent of needed 35 billion not ten percent
The WHO is a bunch of empty suits. American’ts expect the government to fight the virus and/or protect them. Yes this virus is a bad actor with high infection and mortality rates. But like all viruses it needs to play out. Eventually it will run out of victims. Yes it may take a year or more. That’s reality. Get a grip and take personal responsibility to cope with it.
Coronavirus is the death knell for boomers. The youngsters will have an excellent opportunity to buy a muscle car from their estates to beat the shit out of.
Well, this ain’t good news,
The epidemic in Northern Italy is now being reported over at ZeroHedge (per Italian tabulations…) as being AT 5%.
IMHO, we’ll shortly begin seeing – due to our having access to REAL World figures, not ‘made-up’ Chinese gibberish – figures for both Transmissibility and Mortality that are higher (possibly MUCH higher) than anything that anyone here will feel comfortable with…
En Garde Y’all…
China is a Shole, and they don’t even have running water in many toilets. People dip into sewage supplies to skim the oil floating on top and use that for their cornerstore market bakery deals. Hygiene will save us, it’s the same reason why we wiped out disease so long ago, hygiene. It was not the vaccines, it was running water, hygiene, and soap.
Come to think of it, even though masks were sold out at harbor freight, disposable latex gloves were not. Going to pick up a few hundred of those, why not.
People need to learn the lesson they have refused to learn this entire time; The purpose of the government is to protect liberties, and that is the government’s only duty, to protect liberty. Everyone calling for the government to do something, is DOING IT WRONG.
Get on the horn and get out your supplies and planning kits. Find a way to produce a mask and gloves and the medicines you need right now. Betcha wished you knew a chemist, paper pro, and latex person right now. A mask is nothing more than properly assimlated mashed paper and other fiber pulp. A latex glove is nothing more than some sort of epoxy item with additives to make it stretchable and durable, some plasticiser of sorts. The medicines are nothing more than a certain assimilation of chemicals.
So, who’s got the manufacturing plans and specs for these supposedly undersupplied items? Those plans and specs are right now infinitely more valuable than the products themselves.
“F the G ride, we want the machines that are making them!” Take the power back! Take it back! If you’re bowing down, let me do the cutting. Just victims of the in house drive by, when they say jump you say how high.