Scientific American: "Preparing for the almost inevitable global spread of this virus, now dubbed COVID-19, is one of the most pro-social, altruistic things you can do in response to potential disruptions of this kind." https://t.co/nCL87y8glx
After a read through, it's pretty basic technical content and a little bit of simple planning info.
Pass the bullets to your media guy, have them write it up, review, approve, publish. The largest technical need for the media scholar is how to work WordPress.
No hope for them I guess. They will be doing and thinking what they always have and say that this is "government propaganda, jackals trying to rally votes, mind control and the Rotschild" or some shit like that
Edit: I mean the ones attacking of course, not the attacked lol
For the attacked I think is a good read
I mean it doesn't help that there are also a bunch of "we are all doomed people" offering the same advice which makes your advice look stupid. Like, the issue is that both groups are offering the same advice - prep - except one (you) is doing it for sane practical reasons and the other is doing it because "this is the complete collapse of human civilization".
Oh I'm not talking about people whose mindset is that there is mo issue. I'm just talking about people who associate "stocking up" with doomsday preppers. You can get through to them if you can disassociate the two ideas.
People on the west coast routinely dismiss the possibility of a major earthquake and many aren't prepared for a major snowstorm. Wouldn't it be just out shitty luck we have a full rupture on the cascadia fault while this is all going on?
"We should prepare, not because we may feel personally at risk, but so that we can help lessen the risk for everyone. We should prepare not because we are facing a doomsday scenario out of our control, but because we can alter every aspect of this risk we face as a society.
That’s right, you should prepare because your neighbors need you to prepare—especially your elderly neighbors, your neighbors who work at hospitals, your neighbors with chronic illnesses, and your neighbors who may not have the means or the time to prepare because of lack of resources or time."
I’ve been saying this for weeks. I’m pulling myself out of the loop by being able to stay at home. I have prepped slowly but surely so I don’t empty the shelves. I won’t be infected and I won’t infect. I will stay out of the hospital so others can have that bed. It’s not altogether altruistic. I don’t want to suffer and I don’t want to die. I’m helping myself, family and society.
I don't wear an "ineffective" mask to protect myself. It lowers the wearer's transmission rate. And with the current virus being so asymptomatic, it's reasonable to wear. Not for fear of others, but concern for others.
In the fall of 2019 there was an epidemiological simulation called Episode201, looking at a hypothetical Coronavirus pandemic. I can’t find data on what the assumed R0. CFR and incubation variables were.
They released seven suggestions based on the outcome of that simulation. Google it if you’re interested .
FYI, JAMA just published a paper on the epidemiological characteristics of the COVID-19 epidemic in China. Extremely interesting. In there, the CFR =2.3%
The last GREAT pandemic was the Influenza of 1918, the so-called Spanish Flu. The CFR of that pandemic is estimated to be between 1.8%-2.5%.
Think about that for a while...
If you’re totally unprepared, get the following absolute essentials before taking any other steps:
A source of potable water (storage is preferable, but if space is tight then get a filter)
Extras of any essential medications you’re taking
Toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, soap, detergent, and everything else you need to keep your body and your home clean
Nitrile gloves and an N95 mask
This article scared me more than everything else that I read about the virus. I personally am not afraid for my health as a semit-fit middle aged male. I should be ok. But the image of cities in the US being put under lockdown is scary as hell. Also the implication to the economy could be grave and lead to the next reccession.
I feel deeply uncertain about the next months now...