U.S. may be unprepared for disease pandemic

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I don't think the world is ready for another mass-scale epidemic like the black plague. There's quite an interesting video featuring Bill Gates talking about 'what he fears most' and he goes on to say that Ebola is a testament to how ill-prepared the world is for serious outbreaks of life-threatening illnesses, It would make much more sense for the US to cut it's GDP spending on defence and invest it in disease prevention and research into the diseases that a cure hasn't been found for.
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Madagascar closes its ports.
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guess who is never talking to anyone or going outside?

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Well if we're hit with Captain Tripps at least it will stop all the annoying people.
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Well there is the CDC which goes Super Saiyan when pandemics happen, then there is the emergency broadcast system which can reach every American via radio or TV and lastly there is the postal service which distributes water food and vaccines to people's homes since no doubt people will be instructed to stay there.

Don't worry, people much smarter than the jackass who wrote that article have thought these things through.
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MysticGon wrote:

Well there is the CDC which goes Super Saiyan when pandemics happen, then there is the emergency broadcast system which can reach every American via radio or TV and lastly there is the postal service which distributes water food and vaccines to people's homes since no doubt people will be instructed to stay there.

Don't worry, people much smarter than the jackass who wrote that article have thought these things through.


I take it you didn't actually read the article...


Yet even the U.S. is disturbingly vulnerable—and in some respects is becoming quickly more so. It depends on a just-in-time medical economy, in which stockpiles are limited and even key items are made to order. Most of the intravenous bags used in the country are manufactured in Puerto Rico, so when Hurricane Maria devastated the island last September, the bags fell in short supply. Some hospitals were forced to inject saline with syringes—and so syringe supplies started running low too. The most common lifesaving drugs all depend on long supply chains that include India and China—chains that would likely break in a severe pandemic. “Each year, the system gets leaner and leaner,” says Michael Osterholm, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. “It doesn’t take much of a hiccup anymore to challenge it.”

Perhaps most important, the U.S. is prone to the same forgetfulness and shortsightedness that befall all nations, rich and poor—and the myopia has worsened considerably in recent years. Public-health programs are low on money; hospitals are stretched perilously thin; crucial funding is being slashed.
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geauxtigers1989 wrote:


MysticGon wrote:

Well there is the CDC which goes Super Saiyan when pandemics happen, then there is the emergency broadcast system which can reach every American via radio or TV and lastly there is the postal service which distributes water food and vaccines to people's homes since no doubt people will be instructed to stay there.

Don't worry, people much smarter than the jackass who wrote that article have thought these things through.


I take it you didn't actually read the article...


Yet even the U.S. is disturbingly vulnerable—and in some respects is becoming quickly more so. It depends on a just-in-time medical economy, in which stockpiles are limited and even key items are made to order. Most of the intravenous bags used in the country are manufactured in Puerto Rico, so when Hurricane Maria devastated the island last September, the bags fell in short supply. Some hospitals were forced to inject saline with syringes—and so syringe supplies started running low too. The most common lifesaving drugs all depend on long supply chains that include India and China—chains that would likely break in a severe pandemic. “Each year, the system gets leaner and leaner,” says Michael Osterholm, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. “It doesn’t take much of a hiccup anymore to challenge it.”

Perhaps most important, the U.S. is prone to the same forgetfulness and shortsightedness that befall all nations, rich and poor—and the myopia has worsened considerably in recent years. Public-health programs are low on money; hospitals are stretched perilously thin; crucial funding is being slashed.


I did, there is nothing in that passage that addresses any of the points I brought up.
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the world let alone America isn't ready for anything of tragic. granted there are the few hoarders out there, who are preppers and slowly prepare for the worst, sadly guess who's going to be making a heck of a lot of friends who will be dead weight, well granted at least by this time, in some cases, dead weight and freezers make good friends unto themselves. I mean, instead of wasting money on stupid things why not save and slowly buy things of importance. there's nothing wrong with having a pantry and having it slowly stashed with tuna, beans, water... just remember to rotate these out every so often. for the extreme there are building of shelters, these days not even the extreme. as for preparing for a plague (tossing out even zombie) the world isn't ready and possibly a lot to even most aren't ready. I mean, we have factors for diseases, immunity rates and a lot don't have enough food week to week, let alone month to month. some can go months without going to the store and buy that way... there are variables as well, but, by default, human are like any other animal, the strong survive.
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America is too busy getting fat, indolent, ignorant, and useless to care. Let's see what's on T.V...
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