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Preppers, like everyone else, have by now heard something about the Coronavirus (officially the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)). As with so much in the news, there are plenty of stories but not much information.

WHAT IS IT?

First, what is the Coronavirus? According to the US CDC, it is:

“[A] virus … identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. Early on, many of the patients in the outbreak in Wuhan, China reportedly had some link to a large seafood and animal market, suggesting animal-to-person spread. However, a growing number of patients reportedly have not had exposure to animal markets, indicating person-to-person spread is occurring. At this time, it’s unclear how easily or sustainably this virus is spreading between people.”

It’s real and it has spread internationally. KNOW THE SYMPTOMS:

For confirmed 2019-nCoV infections, reported illnesses have ranged from infected people with little to no symptoms to people being severely ill and dying. Symptoms can include:

Fever

Cough

Shortness of breath

CDC believes at this time that symptoms of 2019-nCoV may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 after exposure. This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS viruses.”

PREVENTION 

Other than avoiding travel to Wuhan, China, what can preppers do to prevent contamination? The answers are common-sense measures that you should practice anyway:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water and/or use a hand sanitizer.
  • Limit the touching of your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid contact with sick people.
  • Avoid healthy people if you are sick.
  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze.
  • Frequently clean and disinfect your home, office, or other areas.

TREATMENT

There is, as of my writing, no cure or vaccine for this virus. However, that doesn’t mean it cannot be defeated. The human immune system is amazing and was literally created to deal with bugs like the Coronavirus. To help things along, treat any potential infection as you would a cold or flu (which is what the nCoV really is). Rest, hydration, and relief of pain and congestion will go a long way. In dire circumstances, consult with a trusted doctor or seek assistance at the local emergency room. Also, monitor the news for further developments about this (or other) particular illness. If you do report to a doctor, and he diagnoses nCoV, then expect a visit from the CDC or other public health officials, with the potential of quarantine. 

And, the Q-word is all the rage in Wuhan and other affected cities. Right now, more than 50 Million Chinese are essentially locked down. Others, in a wide variety of countries – including the US, are also temporarily interred for treatment and isolation. 

WORLD EFFECTS

THE World Health Organization and the CDC created a real-time tracking map for known cases of infection. VIEW IT HERE.

(WHO – screenshot from 1/27/2020, 11 AM)

THE MATH OF A PANDEMIC

This analysis is not intended to downplay the potential harm this virus may cause; nor is it geared towards stoking panic. When in doubt, always run the math. Here and now, I’m using the figures from the above picture. China has a population of approximately 1.428 Billion (around 20% of the world’s people). Accordingly, as bad as the outbreak is, right now it only afflicts .000002% of the Chinese people. And, only .00000005% of the Chinese (or .03% of the infected Chinese). As of right now, while certainly deadly and nothing to play around with, the virus simply is not a significant threat. Further, as with many other epidemics, this virus predominantly sickens and/or kills those with compromised immune systems (the old, the young, and the sick). Watch it, but don’t hyperventilate about it. (Also: the numbers outside of China are so low as to be statistically insignificant [at this time]).

BUT THE EFFECT$ ARE FELT

In addition to having 50 Million+ people on lockdown, businesses are closed and life is disrupted – we’ll get to how this may affect preppers in a second. International stock markets are feeling the burn. As of this morning, and my drafting, the DOW is down some 400 points. 

“China is the biggest driver of global growth so this couldn’t have started in a worse place,” said Alec Young, managing director of global markets research at FTSE Russell. “Markets hate uncertainty, and the coronavirus is the ultimate uncertainty in that no one knows how badly it will impact the global economy.”

The virus is also already predicted to have significant ramifications for China’s 2020 economy:

“‘The economic impact for China – and potentially elsewhere – will be significant if the virus continues to spread,’ The Economist Intelligence Unit stated in a report.

Before the outbreak, the EIU’s projected rate was 5.9%. But it warned that overall growth in the country could be trimmed by up to 1% to 4.9% if the epidemic reaches the level of SARS.”

Paul Craig Roberts is the only economist that I know of who has linked the potential spread of nCoV to the new global economy. Why aren’t more people in leadership positions asking hard questions about the movement of people and diseases across borders? Are cheaper electronic components worth the risk of a pandemic? For some, sadly the answer may be “yes.” Some have even suggested – with moderately convincing evidence – that this bug may have escaped from a lab, that it may have been genetically engineered (possibly as a weapon). I have found no hard facts to support those theories and, as such, will leave them aside. For us, today, regardless of what the leaders do, the answers look a lot like ordinary preparedness.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO NOW

In as short a statement as possible: keep prepping.

  • Follow those above hygiene tips.
  • Scan the news.
  • Reconsider travel, especially to known areas of infection or by mass transit.
  • In the event of a panic or quarantine, be prepared to run or ride it out:
  • Keep a substantial supply of food and drinking water.
  • Be prepared to be isolated, at home or on the road.
  • Consider what to do with young children, the elderly, or persons who become infected.
  • Consider how a pandemic might augment other calamities (civil unrest, storms, etc.) – these things often happen at the worst times possible.
  • Think Security.
  • Think alternative power, heating, and lighting, if necessary.
  • Think about limited transportation and communication.
  • Assume that the WHO and the CDC cannot or will not always be there to “help.”

Please continue to monitor trusted news outlets for updates on the virus. Also, consult the many web-based prepper resources for more information on pandemic preparedness and general health tips: for instance, Daisy Luther has already provided some information (and skepticism) about the virus. Or, type “pandemic” in FP’s search bar, to the right. We will update the site and/or this article should any major developments happen. Also, look forward to another new article on the state of the Second Amendment in general, and in Virginia specifically, ASAP.

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It’s Friday, April 16, 2021

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A Comparison in the News

Really?

CIVIL WAR NOW

  • Minneapolis is on fire again. Look at the pictures HERE. This is your country today.
  • Meanwhile, it’s not allowed to speak of this, but White Heritage Amerians are favored targets in this war. UNZ
  • Western things, like Due Process, are “racist” and have no place in the New Amerika. VP. “Speaking earlier to reporters, he said the officer who shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright would get ‘due process’ after the shooting. * ‘All employees working for the city of Brooklyn Center are entitled to due process with respect to discipline,’ he said. * But the mayor, unhappy at the public disagreement quickly took the police department under his control and the Brooklyn Center City Council voted to fire Boganey, a longtime city employee, during an emergency meeting. * ‘Effective immediately our city manager has been relieved of his duties, and the deputy city manager will be assuming his duties moving forward,’ Elliott wrote on Twitter. ‘I will continue to work my hardest to ensure good leadership at all levels of our city government.’

Infrastructure Warfare

  • “Biden” wants to diversify Amerikan by controlling local zoning laws. Breitbart

And, in the UK…

  • Good old DIEversity still stalks the streets of Manchester. BBC

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Newish Headlines Today

  • Like the CIA “woke” Big Biz tells Big Lies to get away with everything. GlennG
  • If the USSA had a media, they might tell you how close the evil neocons are to pushing us into unwinnable war with Russia. Reuters
  • Our “media” is busy doing things like staging coups. Hear it from CNN, courtesy of Project Veritas. Watch the very funny video! Mediaite

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Good Morning from Freedom Prepper

It’s Thursday, April 15, 2021

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Fun Gun Stories in the News

  • Another “mass shooting” (at a “school”) for the memory hole. This one in Knoxville just doesn’t fit the narrative. But it does fit the trend that’s crushing what’s left of America.
  • “Holy Sh*t!” It’s another “mistake” in MN. Funny how an air freshener turns into an expired car tag. And, GURRRRLLL!!! Power… CBS
  • Big Shooting (aka War) probable in Ukraine. Because Russia… The neocons keep pushing towards the apocalypse. RT

COVID, anybody?

  • WHO: it’s worse than ever, even worse than yesterday… CNBC
  • But, here it comes: the increase in deaths (in the US) is not entirely attributable to “the virus.” “In 2017, the United States suffered an estimated 401,000 total excess deaths, those beyond the “normal” number of deaths expected to have occurred. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 376,504 deaths related to COVID-19 in 2020.” MedPress

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Money Matters

  • Treasuries are flat and here comes some (more) inflation. “Consumer prices rose March, the Labor Department reported Tuesday. The consumer price index rose 0.6% from the previous month but 2.6% from the same period a year ago. The year over year gain is the highest since August 2018.CNBC
  • CEOs are doing fine, don’t worry. The 1% are likewise good. It’s good. It’s just we, the little people, who are drowning. No big deal, right? AP
  • Some nations are lucky to have nationalist governments that take action against globo enemies. “The military junta in Myanmar has detained an official from George Soros’ Open Society Foundations and has frozen the billionaire financier’s bank accounts in the country under the suspicion that the group funded elements opposed to the February coup in the country, according to news reports.” FedPapers

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Today’s Featured Topic is: Why You Can’t Afford a House

This is unconfirmed, but it has to be the truth:

Apparently the banks are buying them all with Federal money:

Around 6 months ago someone on 4chan who claimed to be working in some sort of finical institution was claiming that banks or hedge funds were using the insane of amount of money that the fed gov was granting to them to buy single family homes. 

While reading the comments on unz today, I came across this. Comment number 41 on “Coordination and Decomposition” by Gregory Hood.

I wrote a few months ago about the bizarre disappearance of affordable, middle class homes in white rural neighborhoods.

A house would appear on the MLS, and within 8 hours…it was Under Contract.

This was happening in West Virginia- a stalwart of white values and no BLM criminality would be tolerated. I wrote that something was afoot and it was frightening.

It is Black Rock.

Black Rock is buying up homes by the thousands. The average earner cannot compete as they are paying cash, and 20% over the asking price.

This is a HUGE story, with catastrophic consequences, aside from making home ownership completely unattainable for most white working class.

What is Black Rock going to do with these homes?

Complete the destruction of the white middle class, apparently, and turn everyone into renters.”

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It’s Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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Headline Stories in the News

  • A quick reminder about the value of books. VP
  • Minneapolis burning. Again. All because of an … air freshener? DailyMail
  • Why isn’t Rock Hill, SC burning? Have you even heard about this story?
  • Import the third world, become the third world. This is a slow, generational SHTF. Prepared? OrganicPrepper
  • The immolation of (us, by) the Tranny movement. They want the children and they won’t back down. OffG

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Back in the US, Back in the USSA

  • A proper comparison of the “free” West to the former and current Russia: “The Soviet system did collapse, because devoid of moral authority, the cost of maintaining it eventually exceeded the benefits of the system. By the end, no one could think of a reason to sacrifice for the system or the people running it. * Americans are quickly approaching the same decision. As long as the material benefits are not threatened, most are happy to remain in their cells. At some point, though, the number of people no longer able to tell the good guys from the bad guys, the white hats from the black hats, will reach a critical mass. The ruling regime is burning what is left of its moral authority to fuel its hold on power. When the tank runs dry, they will join the communists in the dustbin of history.” Globalism is worse than communism. Z-Man

Mandatory Hoaxing?

  • The march to the not-vaccine being mandatory (as ordered by corporations) marches on. MSN
  • Can one overdose on the hoaxxine? DMX did. MTO
  • Vt. Vincent: Only the “vaccinated” may evacuate from a deadly volcanic eruption. Let that sink in. WUWT

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Today’s Featured Topic is: DARPA, DARPA, DARPA…

“Pentagon scientists reveal a microchip that senses COVID-19 in your body BEFORE you show symptoms and a filter that extracts the virus from blood

Scientists at the Pentagon’s secretive unit are researching viruses and developing pandemic cures. 

They work at Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and other Pentagon laboratories

DARPA’s teams saw COVID-19 infected 1,271 onboard USS Theodore Roosevelt as the virus spread unchecked

In response they have developed a microchip to detect asymptomatic COVID in a bid to prevent an outbreak

The chip is inserted below skin and triggers a sensor if COVID infects the body 

DARPA have also created a filter which can remove COVID virus from the blood when attached to dialysis

They are working on a vaccine that would work against all coronaviruses, even ones not yet identified

The team also successfully manufactured antibodies against Spanish Flu”

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