As the number of covid-19 infections outside China now exceed those within, the masses across the world are starting to panic.
Empty grocery store shelves. Fights over toilet paper. Schools closing and sending students home en mass. Desperate pleas from health workers to stay home when sick unless in truly dire condition.
And this with just 170,000 total worldwide cases (that we know of).
Now, just imagine what the fear factor will be like when that number is 1.7 million. Or 17 million. Or 170 million. Or (and this is possible) 1.7 billion.
Chris predicts that more national lockdowns — as we’ve seen so far in China, and now Italy, Spain, and a fast-increasing number of other countries — are likely to be announced soon.
These will be mandatory quarantines enforced by the police/military.
Most folks are only still just getting their brains around the reality that they’re not going to be able to go to work, or their kids to school, for the foreseeable future.
How many of these are ready for a 1-2 month forced lockdown? Or longer?
Well, we may not have to wait long to see.
In today’s video, Chris runs sensitivities on a simulator to demonstrate how such lockdowns really are the only effective way to “flatten the curve” and reduce the overwhelming of our health care systems.
Lockdowns are no fun and create a host of challenges and sacrifices. But they may be absolutely necessary. This is our generation’s “victory garden” campaign.
So #STFHome and #FlattenTheCurve!
And if you haven’t read them yet, the coronavirus preparation megathreads available for free on PeakProsperity.com are a great resource for preparing for lockdown:
- Coronavirus: Sanitation, PPE and Self Quarantine Megathread
- Coronavirus: Medicinals, Herbals and Supplements Megathread
- Coronavirus: Home Prep, Deep Pantry & Gardening Megathread
If you’re one of the many new readers here on Peak Prosperity, be sure you’re up-to-date on developments with the coronavirus. All of our latest covid-19 video updates, podcasts and articles can be accessed here for free.
And here’s a brief list of the more recent material that Chris and I have published for our premium subscribers, to give you a sense of what’s behind the paywall (free executive summary, enrollment required for full access)
- Why Your Family & Friends Aren’t Taking The Coronavirus Seriously Enough
- Why I’m Ramping Up My Coronavirus Preparations
- A Resilient Defense Against The Coronavirus
- How We’re Personally Preparing Against The Coronavirus
- Positioning For A Market Downturn
- Our Recommended Pandemic Preparations
- Chris and Adam answer PP reader Q&A:
Here are the hyperlinks included in today’s video update: