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CDC Hindering Coronavirus Response

Black Death

Why has the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention been hindering our response to Coronavirus?

Here are a couple of examples:

Patient in Washington State who displayed Coronavirus symptoms. Because she had not been in contact with a known case she was not tested. turns out she was one of the first person to person transmission cases in the United States. She was eventually tested and tested positive. Delaying testing allowed this person to possibly spread Coronavirus.

CDC was the only group that was allowed to do Coronavirus testing. Their narrow guidelines allowed Coronavirus to spread person to person. When testing did start the CDC was quickly overwhelmed.

Stockpiling Antibacterial Soap At The Bug Out Location

Preparing for the end of the world as we know it

Are you stockpiling antibacterial soap? If you answered yes, stop buying antibacterial soap and buy regular soap instead . Seems antibacterial has not been proven to be more effective than regular soap at preventing the spread of germs.

In 2013 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested antibacterial soap manufacturers prove soap marketed as “antibacterial” was more effective than regular soap. As of 2016 nothing has been proven.

Full FDA write up – Antibacterial Soap? You Can Skip It.

Stockpiling Antibacterial Soap for SHTF

Top 6 diseases post STHF

There is a thread going on over at the forum – Post-Disaster Disease Management. During the discussion, the thread was kinda derailed into a discussion on Tuberculosis (TB), Whooping Cough, and other diseases. While looking for some information on the most common diseases, I found a page on the World Health Organization website – Six […]

Flu Outbreak Prevention

Before we get started, the author of this article (Kevin) is not a health care professional. Do your own research before making decisions that affect your health. Links in this article are being provided for information purposes only.

The flu is a viral respiratory infection – there is no real treatment or cure. Once someone catches the flu, there is little that doctors can do for the patient. One of the most important considerations about the flu, is to stop the spread of the disease.

The flu is spread through infected cough droplets. The infected person coughs, which spews forth maybe millions of droplets that carry the flu virus. Other people breath in those infected droplets. And as a result, they become infected with the flu.

Cover your cough – One of the most important considerations is for people to cover their cough. This can be done with your hand, shirt sleeve, cloth or tissue.

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