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CDC Warns on Coronavirus: “It’s Inevitable…” Here’s How To Prepare

Tess Pennington
March 10th, 2020
Ready Nutrition
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This article was originally published by Tess Pennington at Ready Nutrition. 

With this rapidly evolving outbreak, the CDC has done its best to stay in control of the rhetoric of keeping the public informed. Their main focus was to stay cautiously alert and keep the public calm, but as of today, they have significantly shifted their official statement and there is no denying the fact that coronavirus will come to communities in the U.S.

[UPDATED] As of today, the total number of accumulated COVID-19 infections worldwide is 115,755, with 4,085 deaths.

With this rapidly evolving outbreak, the CDC has done its best to stay in control of the rhetoric of keeping the public informed. Their main focus was to stay cautiously alert and keep the public calm, but as of today, they have significantly shifted their official statement and there is no denying the fact that coronavirus will come to communities in the U.S.

“Ultimately, we expect we will see community spread in the United States,” Nancy Messonnier, a top official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told reporters. “It’s not a question of if this will happen but when this will happen and how many people in this country will have severe illnesses.” (Source)

In another article, “The CDC said the agency would be shifting strategies and using a dual approach. Health officials still plan to try to contain the spread and slow down the spread of the virus into the United States. At the same time, health officials are now urging businesses, health-care facilities, and even schools to plan now for ways to limit the impact of illness when it spreads in the community.”

Without a tested tried-and-true vaccine, it is just a matter of time before the same things that are happening elsewhere start happening here. And with that, also comes the panic from those who are underprepared. The following are six key warning signs you should be looking for. The following information was taken from The Prepper’s Blueprint:

When these events come to pass or you see these signals, you should strongly consider implementing a self-quarantine lockdown:
  1. Emergency officials say they have the situation under control, but more cases continue to pop up.
  2. Local and state governments officially declare an emergency.
  3. Cases have been identified at your local hospital or at schools in your general vicinity.
  4. The general public begins to panic and store shelves start running out of key supplies like food and bottled water.
  5. Looting and lawlessness occur within the local community.
  6. The virus breaches a 50-mile radius surrounding your home or town.

If any of these signs begin to appear around you, it’s time to seriously consider distancing yourself from society, and especially highly dense venues like retail stores, sporting events or schools.

You Have an Opportunity To Get Prepared 

In our last article, 9 Ways to Prepare for COVID-19, we mentioned there is a small block of time to get supplies in order before this virus winds up knocking on your door. Moreover, to be prepared for an infectious outbreak, home quarantine procedures and avoiding contact with the outside will need to be your focus. Therefore, you need to focus on a wide range of preparedness subjects in order to get fully prepared and you are running out of time.

For an introduction into pandemic preparedness and a list of preparedness items to buy, click here.

The Grim Reality About Pandemics They Don’t Want You To Know: “No Country is Prepared”

Here’s an important factor to consider: You want to have all supplies and a plan in place before the virus spreads out of control and before government officials force mandatory quarantines. Once the signs start to appear, it may already be too late to start stockpiling supplies because panic-buying will be the order of the day. We’ve already seen this with major internet suppliers of medical gear, who report that their inventories have been nearly cleaned out. The same will happen on a local level.

In this type of disaster, you need to prepare for the likelihood of living in an off-grid setting with the supplies in your home for at least a month. That’s the bare minimum! Here is a basic starter list compiled from portions of The Prepper’s Blueprint. If you are serious about protecting yourself from a potential pandemic there is a lot to do, but the following guidelines can fast-track your preparedness and contingency plans.

Bug In Supplies

Water – Have a short term water supply. Emergency organizations suggest 1 gallon per person for 30 days. If one goes by this suggestion, to have 1 gallon per person per day, a family of 5 will need 35 gallons of water per week. Further, it would be ideal to have some tools to treat water such as a portable filtration system, chemical treatment tablets, etc., as well as a portable filtration system for your bug out bags. To learn the different methods of purifying water, click here.

Note: As a backup plan, consider investing in manual water pumps, tarps, rain gutters for the home to collect rainwater and condensation from the ground, trees, and bushes. This could save your life!

Food – Have a 30-day supply of shelf-stable foods. You need to assume that electricity could go out, therefore look to foods that do not require refrigeration. Create a menu based around your shelf-stable foods to ensure you have enough food to feed your family. Your menu should be realistic in the sense that it will provide your body with the necessary energy needs. At the very least, plan for 1200 calories per meal. Keep healthy whole grains in mind when adding carbohydrates to your larder. Above all, ensure the foods you choose to promote health.

Health – First and foremost, mimic what the healthcare professionals are doing. If the CDC is getting ready and recommending healthcare professionals to have protective equipment or PPE, then you should too! At the very least, here are some items they are recommending to healthcare professionals: Disposable gowns, gloves, NIOSH-certified disposable N95 respirator, eye protection. Further, have a supply of medicines for respiratory illnesses, health-boosting vitamins, immune-boosting teas (try these). Get a full list of pandemic supplies here.

Sanitation – In a pandemic, everyone will fear going to their jobs and all forms of normal life will be on hold. This includes your trash pickups. Have a basic sanitation kit and prepare for the fact that toilets won’t flush, trash won’t be collected and you will be on your own. When sanitary conditions are not up to par, there is an increase in diseases such as cholera, typhoid, and diphtheria. Typically, women and children are the most affected by poor sanitary conditions. Women’s personal hygiene is essential to her health and should be considered a priority in your sanitation preparedness measures. Taking proper precautions and stocking up on sanitary items will help eliminate most issues regarding poor sanitation.

Alternative power – Disasters of any kind cause grid-down scenarios. In this case, if a pandemic ensues, people are not going to risk exposing themselves to a deadly contagion just so the public has their electricity. Prepare to live in an off-grid environment and invest in alternative means of power and invest in rechargeable batteries, solar battery chargers, generators, ample supplies of fuel and even a siphon for fuel. As well, if cold weather threatens the area where you live, have ample firewood and matches or a way to start a fire.

Communication – You can’t cut yourself off from the world, especially in a disaster. Our normal forms of communication – television, cell phones, landlines may not be available following a disaster. Therefore, you will need alternative forms of communication to communicate with neighbors, loved ones or to learn what is happening in your community. Having police scanners, radios, Ham radios to communicate to the outside world will give you a huge advantage in survival and security.

Security – Never underestimate the desperation of those who are unprepared or ill-equipped to survive. When one’s needs are not met, there is nothing they won’t do. Bugging in will require more planning and security on your part. Although living in an urban center may be the most difficult in terms of survival, those that live on the city’s outskirts and suburban areas will not be without their own set of challenges.

Considering that the majority of the U.S. population is centered in 146 of the country’s 3000 counties, chances are most of us live in urban areas, and special attention must be placed on security. We’ve read enough survival stories to know that drug addicts, released prisoners, those with mental illnesses and the unprepared will be the ones looting and pillaging. Those that live in densely populated areas will be the most vulnerable to this. To curtail this, amp up your security endeavors and preps.

For those with special needs, ensure that you have supplies and necessary medication ready for them (infants, elderly, handicapped, etc.).

Tess Pennington is the author of The Prepper’s Blueprint: The Step-By-Step Guide To Help You Through Any Disaster.  Across the ages, in every survival story, a disaster of some sort plays a prominent role. Sometimes the part is played by the government, sometimes it is played by Mother Nature, and other times, the role is taken on by a random mishap. If we have learned one thing studying the history of disasters, it is this: those who are prepared have a better chance at survival than those who are not. A crisis rarely stops with a triggering event. The aftermath can spiral, having the capacity to cripple our normal ways of life. Because of this, it’s important to have a well-rounded approach to our preparedness efforts. Due to the overwhelming nature of preparedness, we have created the Prepper’s Blueprint to help get you and your family ready for life’s unexpected emergencies. To make a more comprehensive, easy-to-follow program, The Prepper’s Blueprint has been simplified and divided up in a way to help you make sense of all the preparedness concepts and supply lists provided. We have divided the chapters into layers of preparedness.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    “just the flu bro”

  2. Anonymous says:

    how do you get rid of that corona virus pop up ad?

  3. Clown World says:

    All-around good advice under generic, social decay.

    When there were ‘ugly laws’, blue laws, Jim Crow, and Communism was illegal, didn’t you already have enough work to do?

  4. Yu-No-Hu says:

    Evening Y’all,

    A particularly useful link I stumbled over today is at;
    worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries
    Which is as near as I’ve seen to being a ‘real-time’ tracking asset yet.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has now begun metastasizing in Spain which according to the aforementioned link reported 450+ new cases today. I submit that watching the progress of the virus in Spain is particularly important in terms of it’s implications for the ‘New World’ Americas since the genetic heritage of of South Americans is diluted significantly only by the inclusion of the Spanish genetic heritage introduced during and after the 1500’s.
    Additionally, the fundamental basis of the genetic heritage of all Native Americans in North and South America stems from only what their ancestors carried with them at the time of the initial immigrations by said ancestors some 25-35 thousand years ago when those immigrated into the Americas via the then exposed Bering Landbridge linking Asia to the American landmass. To be sure, 1000-1250 generations of ‘genetic drift’ may have disturbed that heritage to a sufficient extent so as to render those populations no more susceptible to COVID-19 than the greater population…but possibly not as well. Currently, that conjecture cannot be affirmed or disproved.
    If a sudden increase in Spanish cases is observed in the Old World or a similar increase is observed in South America then we might have cause for a much higher level of concern than we do at present. However, we WILL be able to SEE any such trend by monitoring the link I provided previously here.

    Vigilance is clearly warranted from this point forward, but I believe that the primary time-frame with which we should be most concerned with lies in the period (roughly) about 4-6 weeks hence. Watch the tracking site(s) through that timeframe closely for any obviously increaes in new cases or sudden increases in Mortality as that would indicate an upcoming potential wave of newly adapted strain(s) of the virus entering the population at large.

    Be well, be safe and be Blessed, everyone.

    JOG

  5. Frank Thoughts says:

    There is definitely an observable profile to the virus. It affects older people and sick people the most, men the most, especially Asian men, and it seems to avoid black people despite their greater quantity of disease factors (black woman carry more STDs etc. than women of other races). All of that may change as the virus mutates.

    What is known from experience is there are two population groups that do not behave well in a crisis: urban blacks, and Muslims, especially Muslim males. These two groups will be the source of the majority of unrest and crime and terrorism.

    People from other races better learn how to defend themselves and how to fight if cornered with these groups.

  6. George C. says:

    I don’t understand everyone’s great rush to grab a truck load of bottled water. Doesn’t everyone in the cities have city water? Is there some reason they believe the water will be turned off? Wouldn’t that be the least likely service to be stopped? Seems to me there should be a dozen things they should be more concerned about than water, for survival items, like food and medicine. I live in the country, so I have a well and septic tank. I have a whole house dual fuel generator and a smaller backup generator just to run the well pump (if needed) and freezers, with a stock pile of fuel including gasoline and propane.

  7. Bill says:

    This is nuts, this virus, though contagious, is not as bad as the flu type that kills tens of thousands every year in this country, and has done so for many decades. I absolutely do not fear it in any way clinically.
    H L Menchen said 90 years ago, “The whole aim of practical politics is the keep the population alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” In other words, a chief goal of the State is to propagandize and manipulate societies to react in certain ways. The State then says it is only able to somehow protect people when they accept a loss or diminishment of rights. First, the State creates and propagates a “problem”, then they create the “solution”. Even if the State does not actually create a problem, it will not let a crisis go to waste. You can good and g*dd*m guarantee they will exploit this virus and allow large corporations to profit from it. For example, big pharma may say they have a vaccine for this virus, so their friends in officialdom decree all citizens must be vaccinated. No exceptions, or you may be arrested, quarantined somewhere else against your will, pay big fines, etc. (The classic definition of fascism is the merging and coordination of gov’t and corporate interests for their mutual benefit.) Get it?
    The danger is not mainly clinical but economic and a loss of rights. To be frank, there is nothing the State won’t do, will waste no opportunity, create any false flag, or manufacture any perception or crisis, to attain more and more power, inevitably at the expense of the people losing individual rights and freedoms.
    Meanwhile, the propaganda arm of the State – MSM, is trying to scare the citizens with more and more dire stories until society is now becoming panicking. I possess no great or special knowledge or insight, but was able to predict present events, even when this virus story was just breaking from the beginning. Now I predict we may see shortages of some goods, official condemnation of “hoarding” by citizens, incredible reports of huge numbers of infections, school closings, curfews, mass vaccinations, and increases in medical insurance premiums, No doubt, MSM will praise officialdom for their handling of this “crisis”. After the virus is obviously played out, officialdom will say it is necessary to keep some restrictive “measures” in place to help mitigate future “crises”.
    Remember the recent contagions like SARS, the Zika virus, and Ebola that got a lot of people all worked up, these were in the learning curve for TPTB. They have now learned to successfully manipulate the news, public perception, and public policy for “contagious medical emergencies”.
    The best practice is to hold any public information suspect, and maintain prudent measures that you see fit for you and yours. Prepare accordingly.

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