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Is it Time to Panic About COVID-19? Here Are 9 Ways to Prepare (Just in Case)

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By now, you have probably seen people walking in public areas with a mask on. Are they being too cautious?

It’s difficult not to panic in regards to COVID-19 given what is unfolding around us. More and more cases are occurring, stock markets are spiraling, the virus is moving out of Asia and into parts of Europe, health officials are still struggling with containment and proper procedures, medical equipment is scarce. And there is no cure. As guarded as we are, the signs do not look good.

While the WHO does not consider COVID-19 to be a pandemic yet, many communities are starting to prepare healthcare facilities and health professionals to prepare for more cases. If cases do not stop, home quarantines will become more frequent. And I don’t blame them! It’s better to be safe than sorry. This is a technique cities around the world are taking to help contain the spread of the new disease including Italy who saw a spike in cases over the weekend.

9 Ways to Prepare for COVID-19 in Your Community

It has been 100 years since the Spanish Flu caused a global pandemic and here we are sitting on the verge of a new one. While it is not time to panic, it is time to get prepared for COVID-19 coming to your community. Here are 9 ways to get ready!

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

  1. Make preparations and discuss with family members the family’s pandemic plan.
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  3. Prepare for home quarantine and have some entertainment available to family members: board games, books, art supplies, etc.
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  5. For those with special needs, ensure that you have supplies ready for them (infants, elderly, handicapped, etc.).
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  7. Prepare a sick room for the home to limit family member’s exposure to the virus. If someone in the house is infected, then the person needs to be segregated to a room of the house and that room needs to be sealed off from the rest of the home either using plastic sheeting or duct-taped closed with limited interaction from other family members.
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  9. Seal off vents in a sick room to prevent the virus from spreading. Here is a video on how to do that.
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  11. Consider all items coming in from the outside to be contaminated and should be washed with antibacterial soap or a chlorine mix before handling with bare hands. Therefore, any item you pick up after the emergency begins needs to be handled accordingly. Scan your home and delivery packages, and devices with a UV sanitizer (like this one) that utilizes UV light spectrum to eliminate 99% of viruses. The light has a range of 99% effectiveness which interferes and destroys nucleic acids of bacteria and other microbes. As well, it disturbs proteins in the microbes by killing certain amino acids.
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  13. All common items in the house should be disinfected after use regardless if anyone is sick. The kitchen and bathrooms should be meticulously cleaned after use.
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  15. If a family member dies in quarantine, seal off the room until professionals can deal with it. Don’t risk it. If you decide to take matters into your own hands, Wear long pants and long sleeves. Tuck your sleeves into your gloves. Dig your grave prior to moving the body. Spray the areas of the body you intend to touch with your bleach solution and wait 10 minutes before touching the body. Avoid touching the torso and head of the deceased person and only touch the disinfected extremities. Disinfect your clothing and shower after the operation is complete.
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  17. Stay isolated until the quarantine is lifted.

What To Do If You Have to Leave Your Home

If you’re forced to exit your home, you’re going to want to be fully protected, and that includes covering your hands, eyes, nose, and mouth. In addition to the N-95 respirator masks, you may also consider upgrading to the more expensive N-100 respirators recommended by the World Health Organization. Read this article on their effectiveness and where to find them when the medical supply stores run out.

Or, go with a full facemask. Insofar as your preparedness efforts are concerned, you may also be able to kill two birds with one stone here and go with a full face mask that includes NBC (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical) protection like the US-made NATO SGE 400/3 Military Gas Mask.

What You Need to Know About Pandemics

If you plan on preparing for multiple waves of a pandemic virus, it is important to have everything in place before the virus spreads to your community. In The Prepper’s Blueprint, I explained how important it is to have a layered approach to your preparedness supplies. Don’t just prepare for a pandemic, but everything else that could happen as a result of that triggering event. It’s not just medical supplies you will need, but supplies to live long-term without having to venture outside and exposing yourself to a deadly pathogen. Gather items now (before the panic) is the absolute best approach to being prepared! As well, you are more level headed and less likely to forget an item.

When an outbreak occurs, those living in cities, and those living in close proximity to others will be more at risk. Statistics from previous pandemics indicate that 30–60 percent of the population will contract an illness. Any pregnant women, infants, elderly people, or those with chronic medical conditions are also at risk and could be the first of the population to contract the contagious illness. When the pandemic begins, many will remain in a state of denial about any approaching epidemics and not want to think of the long-lasting repercussions of such a disaster. Being prepared before the mass come out of their daze will ensure that you are better prepared before the hoards run to the store to stock up. Having first-hand knowledge of the government’s protocols before this type of emergency arises can help put you ahead of the game. Understanding that our lives will change drastically if the population is faced with a pandemic and being prepared for this can help you make better choices toward the well being of your family. Some changes could be:

  • Challenges or shut downs of business commerce
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  • Breakdown of our basic infrastructure: communications, mass transportation, supply chains
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  • Payroll service interruptions
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  • Staffing shortages in hospitals and medical clinics
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  • Interruptions in public facilities – Schools, workplaces may close, and public gatherings such as sporting events or worship services may close temporarily.
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  • Government-mandated voluntary or involuntary home quarantine.

In The Prepper’s Blueprint, I have suggested these preps to purchase to prepare for pandemics:

One month supply of emergency foods that require no refrigeration.
Store 1 gallon of water per person per day, in clean plastic containers.
Plastic sheeting
Gallon-sized zip-loc bags
A portable toilet with disposable liners
Supply of nonprescription drugs and pain relievers
Cold medicines and decongestants
Stomach remedies
Duct tape
Anti-diarrheal medication
Vitamins that have immune-boosting enhancers
Electrolytes
Bleach or disinfectant
Soap
Tissues
Garbage bags to collect soiled clothing and bedding before they are washed.
A thermometer
Protective eye gear and/or face shield
Tychem protective suit and shoe covers
Disposable cleaning gloves (in quantity)
Hand wipes
Alcohol-based hand sanitizers or homemade hand sanitizer supplies
Protective clothing
Disposable aprons or smocks (at least 2 cases)
Duct tape  for sealing off doorways and vents
Disposable nitrile gloves  (2-3 boxes)
Garbage bags
N95 masks  or N100 respirator masks for use when the sick person is coughing or sneezing (can be purchased at hardware stores and some drugstores)

It has been 100 years since the Spanish Flu caused a global pandemic and here we are sitting on the verge of a new one. While it is not time to panic, it is time to get prepared. The truth of the matter is no country is fully prepared and the responsibility rests with the citizens and how well they are prepared.



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    • Anonymous

      Why Panic – Its Killed Around 2600 in 2 months (60 days) – approx 43 peple a day – thats all

      - about 3/4 million likely CaronaVirus INFECTED – but symptoms so mild – they dont even notice

      In CHINA ONLY 77,000 CARONAVIRUS >> INFECTED – BUT REGULAR – ANNUAL SEASONAL FLU – KILLS 88,000
      - CaronaVirus Killed Only 2,600

      Annual Deaths ALL Causes In CHINA 7 Million – caronaVirus Deaths 2,600

      The 2,600 CaronaVirus Deaths – will be the USUAL – old, sick, imunocompromised, those with underlying medical conditions or on their last legs anyway

      SO REMIND ME AGAIN – THE REASON TO PANIC IS WHAT ??? EXACTLY
      …………………………………………………………………………………………….

      On the other side of the scales – are >>> 3/4 OF A MILLION – INFECTED – WITH SYMPTOMS SO MILD

      - THEY WONT EVEN …. HAVE NOTICED IT

      Read On Facts & Figures Links To FULL EXPERT SOURCES
      ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

      Yet More Fear Porn

      Annually on Average …..Approx 7 Million Die Each Year In CHINA
      (ALL CAUSES) https://www.quora.com/How-many-people-die-every-year-in-China?share=1
      AND …..

      2,600 Die In China In 2 Months = approx average 40 a day coronavirus deaths
      - That’s FecK All out ot 1.3 BILLION Chinese

      - and ALL CAUSES DEATHS Of 7 MILLION CHINESE – PER YEAR

      - and as usual with all these type viruses

      - the deaths will predominantly be those over 80, the frail, the sick, those with existing multiple underlying health issues, the imuno-compromised and those nearing death anyway.

      Meanwhile – as you will see below including links to full details – back in the REAL WORLD …..3/4 MILLION have been infected
      - but symptoms SO MILD they don’t even NOTICE

      AND THERE ARE More people in CHINA DIE…. OF RUN OF THE MILL SEASONAL FLU (NB DIE) 88,00 Deaths
      – than all the Chinese … that have only been infected ….with caronavirus (80,000 only INFECTED)
      …………………………………………………………………………

      To Put Things In Persective From The Start – THE LANCET Medical Journal

      We estimated that an….. annual …. mean >>> of 88100 – influenza-associated …… excess respiratory deaths
      occurred in China (in the 5 years studied)

      https://www.thelancet.com/action/showPdf?pii=S2468-2667%2819%2930163-X
      …………………………………………………………………………..
      Same Old Same Old Rinse & Repeat FEAR PORN PROPAGANDA PLAYBOOK – IN PLAY – YET AGAIN

      - China Annual Seasonal Flu Average Deaths >>>> 88,000 – vs – Coronavirus So Far >>> Under 2,2400

      AND according to experts -vs- the 2400 deaths and 80,000 infected HYPED PROPAGANDA SIDE
      ….There are probably >>> 10X as many

      ie >>> 3/4 MILLION >>> that will have been infected

      - BUT – the symptoms …. ARE QUOTE >>>>> “SO MILD – THAT NOBODY NOTICED”

      Read some FACTS with links to the SOURCED EXPERTS !!
      …………………………………………………………………….

      EMPHASIS >>> ITS SO INSIGNIFICANT AS A VIRUS… THAT

      Real Experts state – there are probably…. 10X as many people infected – that have symptoms >> TOO MILD TO EVEN NOTICE
      - than those…. that are being recorded

      SO THAT’s >>> 3/4 of a MILLION infected – but – THEIR SYMPTOMS ARE TOO MILD….. TO EVEN NOTICE !!!
      …………………………………………………………….

      LETS GET INITIAL OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT CONFIRMATION (Fuller Details Lower Down on THE ACTUAL NUMBERS)
      CANADIAN GOVERNMENT / HEALTH CANADA

      QUOTE “coronaviruses are common …..and are typically associated ….with mild illnesses,
      similar to the common cold. (Unquote)

      QUOTE >>> Those who are infected with COVID-19 may >>>>have little to >>> NO symptoms.

      You may… NOT KNOW ……you have symptoms ….of COVID-19

      because they are similar to …. a COLD or flu. (UNQUOTE)

      https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/symptoms.html
      …………………………………………………………………………………………………

      >>> BREAKING >>> MUST READ >>> BREAKING >>> MUST READ !!
      UK GOVERNMENT >>> OUTS >>> POPEYE – PRATTchett & LISA HAVEN >>> As FEAR MONGERORS – SPREADING FEAR PORN !!
      QUOTE “For those who are in contact …. with a suspected case ….in a childcare or educational setting, >>>> no restrictions…. or special control measures ….. are required (Unquote)

      ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
      FULL QUOTE 17 Feb Public Health England and the Department for Education
      have…… issued headteachers and childcare providers …with fresh guidance

      Schools and nurseries ….do not need to close…. or send pupils home

      …. in the event of…. contact with someone …. suspected of having … the coronavirus,

      according to new guidelines to be issued to schools across the UK this week.

      For those who are in contact …. with a suspected case ….in a childcare or educational setting,

      >>>> no restrictions…. or special control measures ….. are required

      https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/16/headteachers-are-told-to-stay-calm-and-keep-schools-open

      For most – THE Actual Symptoms are JUST ….

      - A RUNNY NOSE
      - A COUGH
      - A SORE THROAT / Fever (high temperature).

      The vast majority of patients – at least 97 per cent, – will recover from these >>>> without any issues…. or medical help.
      ……………………………………………….
      LOS ANGELES TIMES

      Thousands of people in China and elsewhere ….have been infected ….. but have had…

      >>>> such mild reactions that >>>> no one even noticed,

      - said Dr. Tom Inglesby, director of the Center for Health Security at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

      https://www.latimes.com/science/story/2020-01-24/china-coronavirus-panic

      The UK’s BBC News COMMENTS – Re INFECTED – HAVING SUCH MILD REACTIONS >>> NO ONE NOTICED >>> FROM THE LARGEST STUDY TO DATE (The paper by the CCDC, released on Monday and published in the Chinese Journal of Epidemiology, looked at more than 44,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in China as of 11 February
      ………………………………….
      – So Known Infections 72,436 x 10 = 724,000 Who Will Have Had Symptoms – Too Mild – To Notice – YES >> ¾ Million
      …………………………………..
      QUOTE >>> Re The Known 72,436 infections
      - Scientists have estimated there could be …..10 times as many people infected ….. as are ending up in the official statistics.

      That ALSO means the….. overall death rate IN THE REST OF CHINA (Outside Hubei) is likely to be
      >>> lower than the 0.4% (rest of China) reported in this study (ie 10X LOWER – Making the death rate potentially ONLY 0.04)

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-51540981

      Its a lightweight WIMP in Viral Terms
      ………………………….……………………………..
      AND ALSO

      EXPERT OPINION FROM – HEALTHLINE.COM
      The bottom line

      Extensive news coverage of the new coronavirus outbreak …. can make the situation
      >>> seem much worse …. than it actually is.

      >>> Influenza virus …. still causes>>>> far more >>> illness and death worldwide.

      EXPERTS also emphasize – that this outbreak >>>> is significantly …… less dangerous
      >>>> than previous….. coronavirus epidemics…. . like SARS and MERS.

      https://www.healthline.com/health-news/dont-freak-out-about-the-coronavirus-just-yet#The-bottom-line
      ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

      THE NATIONAL POST
      A recent article by University of Hong scientists published >>>>> by the journal Lancet states …..

      Based on the number of reported deaths when the paper was published Friday,
      Coronavirus would actually produce….. a mortality rate of >>>> just 0.2 per cent — akin to that >>> of regular influenzas.

      “We don’t freak out about seasonal flu, …..we experience it every year,”
      said Matthew Miller, a microbiologist who studies viruses at McMaster University.

      “The people most likely to die from seasonal flu are …….the elderly and the very young
      … The same is very likely to be true …….with this …… new coronavirus outbreak.
      The people who are at highest risk …..are the people at the highest risk >>>> for any type of infection.”

      There seems to be so much…. active disinformation spread,” said Falzarano.
      “Things coming out …. >>>> are just nonsense, ….. and then are picked up ….by the media.”

      https://nationalpost.com/health/new-coronavirus-may-be-no-more-dangerous-than-the-flu-despite-worldwide-alarm-experts

      Experts DAILY MAIL NATIONAL NEWSPAPER 10th Feb 2020

      What does the virus do to you? …… What are the symptoms?

      Once someone has caught the COVID-19 virus it may take between two and 14 days, or even longer, for them to show any symptoms.

      IF … and when …they do become ill, …. typical signs include

      - A RUNNY NOSE
      - A COUGH
      - A SORE THROAT / Fever (high temperature).

      The vast majority of patients – at least 97 per cent, ….. based on available data – will recover from these >>>> without any issues or medical help.

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7987001/Death-toll-killer-coronavirus-10-TIMES-higher-average-Chinas-Hubei-province.html

      SYMPTOMS A Runny Nose, Sore Throat, A Cough & A Raised Temperature & OVER 97% Fully Recover With NO Medical Help.

      So There You Have It – CoronaVirus – Ranks the lowest of the low, the bottom of the bottom
      in a weakest of the weak league of it’s own – when it comes to viral threat & dangers

      The REST is Just CLICK BAIT & FEAR PORN PROPAGANDA
      xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
      10 February 2020 BLOOMBERG

      The new coronavirus might have infected at least 500,000 people in Wuhan, the Chinese city at the epicenter of the global outbreak, by the time it peaks in coming weeks.

      But most of those people…..>>>> won’t even know it.

      https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-08/virus-outbreak-in-wuhan-may-soon-peak-with-more-than-5-infected

      14 FEB 2020 CNBC
      It appears infections among medical workers…. peaked >>> in mid-January

      and have >>> “rapidly” decreased since, ……according to the World Health Organization.

      https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/14/who-and-china-investigate-1716-health-workers-infected-with-coronavirus.html

      18 February 11:00 gmt

      — Has the outbreak in China peaked?

      A study of nearly 45,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in China suggests that the outbreak might already ….have reached its climax.

      The peak — the day with the highest number of new infections — occurred around … the end of January.

      The number of new laboratory-confirmed cases per day ……declined from then….. to 11 February, ….. the end of the study period.

      https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00154-w

      From Above Engage Brain & Common Sense …. CoronaVirus is an insignificant irrelevance … in viral terms

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