ReadyMom wrote:daaswampman wrote: For most people, social distancing and sheltering in place may be their best options, unless your bug out location is free of birds! Swamp
Swamp, in a pandemic, social distancing & sheltering wouldn’t be just the best option for everyone. Until a viable vaccine is made for the strain moving through, it would be the only option.
For those not familiar w/ pandemics, don’t get fooled into thinking once it moves through your area, it’s all clear and gone away. Pandemics come in ‘waves’.
Wave 1: the first time it comes through and creates illness & death.
Then everyone thinks it’s gone through and all is oke. They begin to go out and socialize. Interaction with each other again.
Wave 2: comes through because there is still no immunity to the virus, until it either burns out by killing all who have no immunity & leaving behind only those who are immune, or population is vaccinated against the virus.
Sometimes the second wave is more severe than the first. Each wave can last several months at a time. Sometimes there are more than 2 waves.
Pandemics & EMPS. Both have the same devastation to population. Massive deaths. -k
I agree unless you get out early and have a remote location. Thank You for bringing up the time element! I agree it could be months before it is safe to get out. Then there is a problem when and if a vaccine becomes available! You really don’t want to get exposed until the vaccine has had a chance to build your immunity! No different than people waiting until the flu is in their community to then rush out for a flu shot and then complain it didn’t work or it gave them the flu!
Even that may be a the optimistic outcome, this could be far more complex due to inter-species transmissions and expected transfers and mutations! If one cuts loose, there could be multiple waves of similar yet different bugs. Swamp
Statistics: Posted by daaswampman — Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:24 pm