posted on Sep, 21 2013 @ 07:26 PM
Presumably a pandemic wouldn't kill everybody like flicking a switch though? And workers would have plenty time to put facilities into safe modes if
it became apparent that nobody might be turning up for work next week?
Unfortunately he or she is correct. It is something governments are well aware of and are trying to plan for. Part of what you see in the movies is
true, there are large numbers of key people from all disciplines who are already identified and have their marching orders already. They no where
they will go etc. They have planned for these scenarios and actually practice them.
We use to run simulations all the time. It is why some people freak out about seeing some of these plans in motion like stadiums designated for
evacuation or collection points. We learned allot from Katrina and Rita etc.
You can only isolate so many people however and 99% of society is left to fend for themselves at some point. This all depends on how bad the
outbreak is. Many estimate it will bring us to near extinction when it happens just based on the past. Today it will spread so fast and quick it
will be worldwide before we can even attempt to get a handle on it.
You can practice all you want but when it really happens we will be so overwhelmed so quickly we won't have much chance. I can tell you after just
fourteen days with no power, the last hurricane i went through, that people were on the very verge of civil breakdown and lawlessness. The
authority is quickly overwhelmed and were very ineffective.
Trust me, unless you have been through some serious natural disaster or war etc, you know they are right, it will not take much at all.
Best thing I can say is move out of the city if at all possible. Start there and get prepared.