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Pandemic Preparedness 

 November 10, 2020

By  Mike Millerson

Pandemic preparedness has become essential in these recent years. With the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has significantly shattered the economy and health care of the United States and left thousands of deceased, people feel the need for that knowledge. in times when global health issues unite nations worldwide in grief, everybody must know the basics of the coronavirus safety. Read this article and find out how technology can help us combat the disease and remain safe.

Humanity has faced the pandemic in different epochs, in the most terrible times. It was a dreadful experience when the smell of death and blood hung in the air, and people were dying everywhere. Remember, these horrible stories of the past about decomposing bodies, doctors in long coats, gloves, and creepy masks. Everything was reminiscent of the apocalypse and the disaster of all living things. Persons died from a hideous disease in agony because their bodies were covered with tumors, bumps, black blood spots. The most terrible thing is that the outbreak of hysteria and panic spreads around the world.

This hellish page in our history is repeated today. See how universal hysteria affected people during the period of pandemic influenza and Covid-19. Undoubtedly, there are many advantages in our situation, since medicine is more developed. However, the fact that relatives and neighbors die does not make Covid-19 a mild form of the disease. So, what do the pages of the past hold, and what will we expect?

Death And Influenza Pandemic

Unfortunately, in the middle of the 14th century, a monstrous disease paralyzed the whole of Europe. The Black Death took millions of lives and slowed down the development of medieval societies. Every few years, new viral and bacterial infections destroy the security of the entire world. Just think of all these diseases (HIV, swine and bird influenza, Ebola), and now everyone knows about Covid-19 or coronavirus disease 2019. The pandemic is spreading across all states, including King County. Amazingly, we have the strength and resources to fight these viruses.

The new era has given us new technologies and methods of treatment. That is why the blood plague is incomparable to Covid-19. Besides, there are specialized agencies of the UN system and international associations whose forces aim to fight such influenza pandemics. After all, the World Health Organization (WHO) operates, perhaps the most significant association in medicine and health care. The nature of the problem has changed because we have antibiotics and tools. Everyone may familiarize themselves with the prevention and the main symptoms of the disease on the websites.

Most scientists believe that the overuse of antibiotics is rampant. People buy pills and medicines because of the outbreak of mass hysteria. Today, diseases adapt and change, so it is difficult to predict the long-term course of diseases. Any pandemic is dangerous, so it’s better to study statistics, publications, and other sites about it. As practice shows, the pandemic preparedness of the population is not always effective and fast. Read this excellent guidance on survival during the Covid-19!

Checklist about the influenza pandemic

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Covid-19 And Communities

No one has any objections to the negative consequences of the pandemic. Everyone knows that there is no chance to survive alone, so it is better to resort to the community. It would seem that during the coronavirus, persons should have less contact and communicate with each other so as not to get infected. However, it is about pandemic preparedness and not about survival when there is a disaster. Firstly, it is necessary to create an association of like-minded people or a small group to resist the spread of infection. The page of the past shows that the population managed to protect themselves and solve difficulties together. The community is a source of help and support, where everyone may find useful resources and household items while surviving.

Public Health Centers

It is no secret that today the most dangerous areas of infection are public places such as food courts, public health centers, and shopping complexes. This list also includes bus stops, metro stations, train stations, airports, and generally places of mass congestion. Therefore, some places are closed to visitors. It is better to sit at home for a few days or take a walk in the park than to spend a weekend during the pandemic in community centers. Especially in such times, the authorities impose a ban on visiting such places.

Restricted Navigation

Covid-19 has made its rules in the life of the population, to which we have to adapt. For instance, to avoid infection, it is necessary to limit travel. State and local authorities closed the borders for a certain period, and airlines suspended flights. Do not travel to distant countries, do not go on school trips, so that the pandemic influenza does not circulate. The World Health Organization recommends that you adhere to these rules and do not aggravate the situation.

Global Health Planning For Quarantine

Sometimes, even with maximum effort, the infection may get into your body, and you will start to get sick. In such cases, take care of your family and friends. Take sick leave and get treated! Seek help from a medical facility at the first symptoms. Agree that strategic planning and isolation allow limiting the spread of the influenza pandemic. There are also Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which draw up statistics and publications. You may read them to know the main symptoms of the disease.

Vacation In Coronavirus Pandemics

If you are afraid of contracting the coronavirus, take a vacation or time off from work. In any case, attempts to protect yourself positively affect the result. At such times, schools, kindergartens, and summer camps are usually closed so that the virus does not spread at breakneck speed. In general, all this knowledge of emergency response will make you an expert!

Phones And Gadgets In The Pandemic

No one is immune from infection. This pandemic influenza is spreading, so society needs to distance itself from each other. The government takes restrictive measures for security reasons, but what if communication is a basic need? You may use phones, computers, and other gadgets to chat with your friends! If in the Middle Ages it was impossible, now nanotechnology works wonders. Long distances are not a hindrance. Take advantage of these communication systems for your safety. This pandemic preparedness is your opportunity to survive!

Guidance Of Essential Goods

Any survival guidance always includes items about food and prepper supplies, water, medicine, and necessities. No one knows how long the pandemic will last, so create a cache for emergencies. There is a chance that many goods will become deficit during the disaster. There will be an outbreak of unrestrained purchases, so stock up on food in advance. Besides, you may create a cache for the entire community. This option will allow you to keep the peace and work together with your neighbors. You will avoid hostility and misunderstandings. What should you have for such cases?

Think of a step-by-step plan for survival in such conditions. Calculate the correct proportion of food for each day and secure your home with alarm systems! Your neighbors will not steal your supplies of canned food and water.

Click on this page to find the guidance!

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Pandemic Preparedness And Good Services

Today, all countries are making every effort and funding various organizations in the fight against Covid-19. Everyone contributes to the realization of these goals by staying at home. It is called social responsibility. If you are reading this survival guide at the moment and the websites, you improve your expertise and intentions to become a socially useful person. You and your relatives should be number one in this matter. You are a few steps ahead of the others! Below are some additional steps and the plan to survive the pandemic. Please read it carefully.

Special Prepper Gear

1) Gas Masks And Pandemic Preparedness

Respirator-Protection-Industrial-Chemical-Handling Unfortunately, an infection such as coronavirus is transmitted by airborne droplets. The World Health Organization advertised it as a pandemic due to the rapid spread. Thus, infectious particles are in the air, and getting into the lungs, harms your body. Conventional medical masks do not help! Buy a high-quality gas mask. It is the first point in this scenario. I recommend using an Israeli civilian gas mask, as it is affordable. As an alternative, you can use a military one. Everything is individual.

By the way, there are many useful sites on these things. There are several options and advantages to choosing from for each gas mask, plus guidance in two languages. Easy navigation on websites will save you time on the search.

2) Basic Resources

TRM Manufacturing 351025C As noted earlier, conventional medical masks do not operate around the clock. You must change them every two hours. In this regard, secure your home by creating insulation systems. For instance, plastic napkins or duct tape may form security if you stick them to the windows. You may use these resources to create quarantine zones at the entrance to your flat. In any case, these sanitary measures will take care of you. Disinfection has not yet prevented anyone.

3) Pandemic Outbreak And Goggles

3M - 91252-80025T Chemical Splash Isolation planning and overall pandemic preparedness increase your chances of survival. In addition to protective gloves and masks, use eye protection glasses. The fact is that the eyes, and the nose, are the most vulnerable areas of entry for a pandemic infection. These devices will help protect your eyes in quarantine zones and places of general congestion. On the websites of the World Health Organization, find all information about individual protection measures. There is a file on the proper use of these things. Each state develops its plan on the use of masks and gloves in shopping centers and the subway.

4) Protective Suits For Public Health

In almost all countries, health care professionals, and employees of other professions, wear special protective suits for the skin. Germs and viruses may get on your skin and infect you. High-quality and comfortable Tyvek clothes will protect your skin from the disease. When searching for the best protective suit, check the quality, wear-resistance, and main characteristics. You may view our articles on these topics on our sites to choose the right option.

5) Gloves And Our Health

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In addition to airborne transmission, pandemic influenza circulates through handshakes. Therefore, the hands are also a vulnerable part of the body. The response to pollution is good practice, especially in public places. Try to touch the surfaces less, wear disposable gloves. It is also one of the recommendations of the World Health Organization.

6) Collection Of Bags And Diapers

Biohazard Specimen

The World Health Organization recommends purchasing bio-hazard bags for your safety! These bags are designed for single-use items (such as coronavirus tests or needles). You may put such things in these bags and throw them away without infecting anyone.

By the way, one of the symptoms of pandemic influenza is diarrhea. Unfortunately, the disease affects everyone differently. Therefore, stock up on diapers for such cases. Such pandemic preparedness will not be superfluous!

7) Packages And Nausea

When planning isolation, remember that vomiting and nausea are symptoms of pandemics. I recommend buying vomit bags to dispose of infected body fluid in a safe environment. There is nothing criminal! It is the reality of our days. Many employees resort to such means, thinking about the safety of their colleagues. Do not neglect this knowledge because your life is at stake.

Health And Sports

Now let’s talk about a healthy lifestyle. Everyone knows that the most effective way to protect yourself from various infections is to exercise and take care of your immunity. The more you exercise and the stronger your body, the less likely you are to get sick! Health is not just about going to the gym or swimming pool. It is vital to make a proper nutrition plan, excluding all harmful products. Observe the proportion of calories and the diet. You need to be checked out in medical institutions every year because these services protect the population. A healthy body means a healthy spirit.

By the way, on the sites of the World Health Organization, there is a file about a set of classes for strengthening muscles and options for viewing videos with cool strength exercises. Install email updates. Enter your questions on websites, and you will find useful data.

Survival Kit

Undoubtedly, the protection of human health is one of the state’s options, and on a global scale, the World Health Organization has these options. However, you need not only to be healthy but to have a sufficient amount of necessary supplies. As practice shows, do not rely on society, business structures, and the CDC. Keep supplies for yourself and make a list of vital things. It is pandemic preparedness when you know what to expect and have a stock of items.

What things do you need to have to survive?

  • Water and filters
  • Non-perishable products
  • Medicines and patches
  • Survival instruments and kit
  • Basic items
  • Warm clothing and hygiene products
  • Means of communication, cell phones, radio

Water is the most vital product. We can’t live a day without it! If you don’t fix the water supply system, you are doomed to failure. Therefore, prepare the water in advance. In particular, in the pandemic influenza, the presence of water determines your superiority and makes you strong.

Food, like water, is a valuable source of minerals and nutrients. Buy non-perishable products such as canned food, frozen meat, and cans of pickles. Not everyone likes to eat such products. But in the pandemic, it is the best kit to prevent hunger. Since pandemic influenza is a disease with consequences, an additional intake of vitamins and minerals will strengthen and take care of your immune system.

Without medicines and a medical kit, you will fail. Pay attention to the detailed guidance and publications to creating a medical first aid kit. Remember that the validity of drugs is not eternal and that it is better not to use expired ones.

Pandemic preparedness includes survival gear and cleaning supplies. These tools are always useful when limiting contact with others. If you have repair instruments or cleaning supplies, you don’t need to call the workers. By the way, soap and disinfectants are more convenient to store nearby. In the event of a pandemic, sanitation will protect against infection.

Survival planning involves the availability of necessities. Garbage and disposable bags, napkins, flashlights, and a portable toilet will serve as a great addition to everything. If these items are in short supply or there is no access to stores, these stocks will cover your needs. Come up with a survival scheme. Keep socializing with others to a minimum, don’t go out unnecessarily, and stay away from the sick. No one knows who is infected because the symptoms do not appear immediately. CDC recommends that you wash your hands and face more often and disinfect the premises. It will help contain the pandemic.

World Health Organization And Public Health Planning

In any influenza outbreak, you need to stay calm and informed. Read publications, see more news, and explore prevention sites. Keeping up with the times means keeping up with the latest developments. The CDC and the World Health Organization are valuable sources of information. Navigating through their sites will allow you to find useful resources. CDC is a federal agency of the U.S. Department of Health. Its role is to promote safety by providing information to improve the health care solution.

Public Health

Our culture, media, and even history speak of the pandemic and its disastrous consequences. I’m sure everyone watched TV shows with this theme, read books or magazines. It creates mass hysteria and gradually destroys society. Such an outcome is likely to be destructive! Those who are not ready for all this will perish.

Even the history of medieval Europe shows how a plague may destroy cities in a matter of months, leaving behind millions of dead and chaos. Until recently, everyone was afraid of African Ebola, and today it is a coronavirus. Where will the virus manifest now? Will society be ready for new shocks? No one may answer these questions. Therefore, you may provide pandemic preparedness by increasing the chances of survival.

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Survival Planning

  1. Be informed and collaborate with people.
  2. Develop a plan for survival
  3. Buy equipment and supplies.
  4. Discuss planning with relatives
  5. Create security systems for your house
  6. Practice and don’t get sick

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FAQ

Why is pandemic preparedness planning important?

The flu pandemic requires immediate treatment and preventive measures. For this reason, each state develops strategies to combat the disease. Pandemic preparedness is an ongoing process, and everyone should take care of it. So you will protect yourself and your relatives, contribute to the fight against the pandemic. Besides, the probability of infection will be less than that of others you will avoid death.

What is CDC doing to prepare for a possible h5n1 influenza pandemic?

Asian highly pathogenic avian influenza virus is a dangerous disease that destroys the immune system. Most cases of human infection with avian influenza occur after close contact with infected birds. The CDC takes steps to ensure the readiness of public health whenever there is a pandemic virus. Medical professionals evaluate patients with possible Asian infections and treat those infected. The Agency is developing a strategy for the prevention and informs the public.

How to create a pandemic plan?

Provide pandemic preparedness is not difficult! You may independently think of a step-by-step strategy of action, or you may search on websites for the necessary information. Find the answers to questions on government websites, or use the above-mentioned plan. In any case, for survival, you need to have medicines, water, and food, and necessities.

How is pandemic flu spread?

The pandemic is transmitted by airborne droplets and through handshakes. That is why many business enterprises, food courts, shopping centers did not work during the period of self-isolation. The state has resolved these questions and applied restrictive measures to prevent mass diseases. Such pandemic preparedness is also ubiquitous.

Mike Millerson

A former USA Army sergeant and a highly educated survivalist and prepper with a degree and interest in Engineering and Electronics, Mike Millerson applies his extensive expertise in survivalism, homesteading, backpacking, hiking and hunting, spreading his deep knowledge about handling emergencies and prepping for them reasonably and effectively. In the core of his principal mission is a desire to be a helpful guide into the world of survival for all those who seek practical advice in the rapidly changing world.

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