posted on Jun, 20 2009 @ 07:19 PM
I could quite believe the story. If things get really out of hand, the military will probably be doing other things, like deserting, being ill
themselves, or policing unrest, so it would have to fall to other people to do this kind of work.
Once it gets to a certain level, this kind of thing can cascade out of control. I recently read a news item about the idea that doctors might quit
if it gets huge, because their insurance might not cover them against being sued. I can't find the original article, but here is one that breaks
down the idea:
Although you could look at the story the OP is presenting as a doom story, it does at least show that the government is trying to prepare and get
systems in place in case it does happen.
At the moment I am not panicking, as the deaths seem to be mostly reserved to those with pre-existing conditions, or in countries with poor
health-care/hygiene. When the reports start to come in of mass deaths of 30 year old healthy construction site workers dying, I'll start to really
I am considering upping the levels of my stockpiles a little though, just in case, that can never hurt, especially as by the time I go into panic
mode, it may be too late to buy bulk items. It shocks me a little how unprepared most people are, most people I know don't even have things like
candles, let alone medical supplies and emergency water/food.