posted on May, 19 2011 @ 09:36 AM
I think with the recent events in Japan has in part sparked this. Lets take the reactor problems out of the mix for a moment and just focus on the
earthquake and the resulting tsunami. From the way I understand it, the Japanese people have always been aware of the dangers of earthquakes in the
area and had taken certain precautions in the event of. Their society was for the most part prepared for this sort of thing and I think it shows. Had
they not been prepared, I think it would have been very possible to have seen the death toll numbers like Indonesia had when they had their tsunami.
Being prepared, they had as much of a an early warning as possible and they had made personal preparations to fend for themselves, such as bug out
bags. Which I think led to the minimal or nonexistent looting scenarios.
I believe that has not gone unnoticed and certain entities now see the affect of being prepared as much as possible eliminates some of the fear and
panic that comes with emergency situations. I think the CDC is taking a responsible approach to getting people to make common sense preparations for
things that cannot be controlled.