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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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“Medical” News

  • Fentanyl can kill? I thought only the “racist” police did that. A strange case from the ATL. AJC
  • Some truths about the lies of RONA. 1 Hour Video. Dr. Simone Gold
  • An MD with 35 reasons NOT to take the poison jab. LRC
  • Liber-what-arian??? THe control aspect of the Covi-Pass. Mises
  • A reminder that China has been researching a Rona BIOWEAPON for a long time. And, they didn’t do it alone. DailyMail

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Law and Disorder Today

  • Charlottesville was a preview of the BLM-COVI madness. Droning in about it. VIDEO of an incident…
  • Lovely Le Pen beats bogus charges. Clears way to Presidency. Breitbart
  • UK: preaching Bible truth = terrorism. DailyMail
  • Trans-Stupid. The GOP embraces their curse and refuses to live in reality. Politico
  • “Biden” gets serious about ending first-world Amerika. “[Fake] President Joe Biden has now taken the push for “diversity” in STEM to a new level. His candidate to head the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, the largest funder of the physical sciences in the U.S., is a soil geologist at the University of California, Merced. She has no background in physics, the science of energy, or the energy sector. She has never held a position as a scientific administrator. The typical head of DOE’s Office of Science in the past has had managerial authority in the nation’s major physics labs and has been a physicist himself, Science reports. The new nominee’s only managerial experience consists of serving since 2020 as an interim associate dean of UC Merced’s graduate division.” CityJournal

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The CIA never minds hurting people for … whatever reason. What if someone is repaying them in kind. Starting in Havana…

“To this day, nobody knows what is causing it or who is behind it.

Now, there is new concern, after more than a dozen CIA officers serving in multiple overseas locations have returned to the US to seek care, after reporting symptoms consistent with Havana Syndrome, according to a report by CBS News, quoting former intelligence officials.

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Economic News

  • 6%. 10%. Etc. Grocery prices are rising. More proof. CBS4MN
  • Why can’t companies find workers with so much unemployment? Because the narrative has worked so well and the companies don’t pay enough. Or “benefits.” WSJ
  • Fake news of fake recovery: “Hiring was a huge letdown in April, with nonfarm payrolls increasing by a much less than expected 266,000 and the unemployment rate rose to 6.1% amid an escalating shortage of available workers. … Many economists had been expecting an even higher jobs number amid signs that the U.S. economy was roaring back to life. … There was more bad news: March’s originally estimated total of 916,000 was revised down to 770,000.”  CNBC

HOMESCHOOL!

  • CA to join VA in killing math education. For equity or stone age nostalgia… LRC

The HOAX

  • They keep stoking the fears even as the truth becomes more obvious… Zerohedge
  • The magically disappearing cases… Axios
  • South Florida, where the Hoax has deaths outnumbering births. They want this worldwide. MSN

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Other Headlines Today

  • “Biden” has the gates open for invasion. “The numbers don’t lie. Replacement theory isn’t a theory. It’s a grim reality.” Maybe he wants to get them in to vaxx them? AmRen
  • Not all world leaders are evil! Here, Putin destroys Lenin’s legacy! ArmstrongEcon
  • WaPo whines about FBI spying – against WaPo. Funny how they only care when it happens to them. WaPo
  • This was almost the feature today: “Listen to the Podcast. Listening to this audio podcast will forever dash any dreams one may have of the US Military swooping in and rescuing us from the mire of corruption and the Unrestricted Warfare that is strafing us. Douglas Gabriel at AIM4Truth and Michael McKibben at Americans4Innovation drop the bombshell that CENTCOM orchestrated the theft of the 2020 Election.” Read and listen. LRC

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Today’s Featured Topic is: No Gas in the Tank, er, Pipeline

“A cyberattack forced the shutdown of one of the largest pipelines in the United States, in what appeared to be a significant attempt to disrupt vulnerable energy infrastructure. The pipeline carries refined gasoline and jet fuel up the East Coast from Texas to New York.

The operator of the system, Colonial Pipeline, said in a statement late Friday that it had shut down its 5,500 miles of pipeline, which it says carries 45 percent of the East Coast’s fuel supplies, in an effort to contain the breach on its computer networks. Earlier Friday, there were disruptions along the pipeline, but it was unclear whether that was a direct result of the attack, or the company’s moves to proactively halt it.”

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Remember, this was Before…

Sickly

  • 44% of Millennials have at least one chronic health condition. What does that bode for them (and us)? My guess would be more of the same. BTW, this excludes the 25% or so of their original total cohort who succumbed to the chronic condition of being murdered before they were born. CNBC

“Employ Measures”

  • The imperial USSA debt is crawling towards $30T and is on track to meet my prediction of $40T by 2024. Not that defaults mean anything, but one is coming. Not to worry – the Treasury (and the Fed) claim they still have one half-dead rabbit left in the hat. Republican silence in 3, 2, 1… AP

Relocation Matters

  • Many of the city-slickers who fled the mega kill zones last year (for the burbs, as I said then) are heading back to Gotham. Let them. Reuters
  • Sometimes the grass is greener elsewhere. Just make darned sure before you change pastures. Steven Yates on his experience in Chile. UNZ

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The Hoax Today

  • BAD news: CDC greenlights the poison jab for pregnant women. LRC
  • Good news: OSHA says companies who mandate the poison are responsible for the damages it causes. ENR
  • The more horribly mentally ill the liberal, the more they will embrace the cult of the mask, etc. They’ll happily ditch the !ScIenCE! Babble for their new religion. They really can’t help it. (Avoid these types). TheAtlantic
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  • Even without poisoning pregnant women and their children, the women aren’t having kids as-is. Another record decline in USSA birth rates. It’s like Dodo Birds but with people. CNBC

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Today’s Featured Topic is: Evil Is Real

This is shocking but completely predictable and predicted. VP/DailyMail

And this is why you should look very, very askance at every single individual who ever mocked or otherwise belittled the concept of Pizzagate. Because it’s real, it’s pervasive, and it infests the entire globalist elite:

German prosecutors say they have busted one of the world’s biggest international darknet platforms for child pornography, used by more than 400,000 registered members, including from the US, Australia and Canada.

Frankfurt prosecutors said in a statement together with the Federal Criminal Police Office that in mid-April three German suspects, said to be the administrators of the ‘Boystown’ platform, were arrested along with a German user.

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