A cases continue to grow exponentially in South Korea and Italy. yesterday the US recorded its first coronavirus death on the continent: a 50+ year-old man in Washington State.
Meanwhile, most hospital systems in the West are woefully unequipped for any large influx of serious respiratory patients.
After dragging its feet for seeming forever, the CDC finally “allows” states to begin testing on their own. Why this took so ridiculously long is inexplicable.
For over a month now, we’ve been consistently telling you that you need to prepare for a covid-19 in your area. Now it’s getting quite close to the “too late” stage. Already many communities are experiencing runs on basic items like food and water.
Any actions you take from here on out need to be done ultra-responsibly and not contribute to the growing panic and hoarding.
From here on out, it’s going to be about “mitigation” (not containment) and “non-pharmaceutical interventions” or NPIs. That’s a fancy way of saying no large gatherings, no school, and no unnecessary travel or contact.
Use this last bit of precious remaining time before supplies are gone to continue do what you can.
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- Why Your Family & Friends Aren’t Taking The Coronavirus Seriously Enough
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- How We’re Personally Preparing Against The Coronavirus
- Positioning For A Market Downturn
- Our Recommended Pandemic Preparations
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