posted on Nov, 13 2012 @ 02:16 PM
Flu bugs like the cold - and now is when they spread here in the Northern Hemisphere. Might as well be prepared. FYI - the next Super Flu pandemic
strain just might be H5N1 Bird Flu - it's been mutating and looks about ready to go nuts. The situation isn't great - antivirals don't work; there
probably won't be a vaccine in time and people don't trust them anyway; hospitals still don't have enough respirators; governments won't shut down
schools or businesses, trade or travel (because the economy can't take the hit) - so whatever comes will spread like wildfire. Worst of all, the new
killer strains use the immune system to create a "cytokine storm
" and kill the healthiest,
strongest and youngest people - NOT the "immune-compromised," chronically ill and elderly - so we'll have sick people taking care of other sick
The best defence is isolation - so pack that bug-out bag. Collect essentials - from water to meds to food and everything else. [Anyone got their list
By all means - boost your immune system but STOP if you get sick - avoid that "cytokine
"! [Some herbs and spices fight flu without boosting the immune system - turmeric, green tea, oregano - complete list anyone?]
Set up a 'buddy system' with your neighbors.
Use ice baths to bring down fever...
I know we have Members who are on top of this stuff - more info please?