Hello, my friend and welcome back! As we continue on with our countdown, at number six is a Biological Attack. While I will admit that many people would probably place this higher on their list, I put it at number six. In today’s post I’ll explain why, so grab a cup of coffee my friend and have a seat while we visit.
Let me start by saying that the only reason I put this at number six is that I believe that the fear of it getting away from those who might use it is very high. Pathogens like Ebola and Anthrax can evolve in ways that could be unexpected and might attack those who released it to start with. Nonetheless, It could very likely be attempted by a group like ISIS, believing their Faith will protect them. Here is today’s scenario:
As the private bus came to a stop in front of the entrance to the Air Terminal, people could be seen inside of the bus as they stood to collect their bags in preparation for exiting. The driver, a middle eastern man stood at the bottom of the steps with several large envelopes. He handed one to each passenger as they began to depart. Taking them without looking at it, they quietly entered the air terminal. Once the bus was empty, the driver quickly got back on the bus and left.
As the alarm on the nightstand began to scream, Mike reached over and slapped it. Rubbing the sleep from his eyes and crawling out of bed, he sighed thinking of the job ahead of him today. Standing up and turning on his TV, he headed to the restroom to relieve himself. He could tell from the sound of the voices coming from other room that the announcers were worked up about something. “Good morning Liberals”, he thought to himself, “What are you pissed off about today?”
As he put his toothbrush in his mouth and began brushing, he walked back into his bedroom to listen to what was going on. The announcer was wound up like a chihuahua in a room full of cats! As he listened, the announcer continued; “There have been another 400 cases reported in California this morning and officials are now calling it a Terrorist Attack. The weaponized Ebola virus is believed to have been given to several people and then they were sent to the busiest airport in the world infecting everyone they came in contact with. A total of 1800 confirmed cases have been reported so far and that is believed to only be a small percentage of those currently infected with the deadly virus. All Schools in the US have been closed for the time being as officials scramble to get a handle on the outbreak.”
“The President is advising anyone who can stay at home, to stay at home to avoid becoming infected. If you or anyone you know are experiencing flu-like symptoms, you are urged to report to your local hospital for immediate emergency medical attention. Stay tuned as more information becomes available, we will pass it along to you.”
The toothbrush bounced as it hit the floor as Mike stood there with his mouth wide open staring at the TV. “Oh Crap! What the heck do I do now?” he thought.
What should Mike do now? What would you do next? Do you have the essentials you need to combat a Biological threat? What should have in your preps for just such an emergency? Here’s a list of some of those items below.
- Surgical mask
- Surgical gowns
- Rubber or latex gloves.
- Materials needed to set up up a decontamination shower away from your house.
- Water hose
- Skin sanitizer
- Scrub brush.
- Plastic bags to hold contaminated clothing until it can be washed and sanitized, or burned.
These are but a few of the items I can think of off the top of my head, and I am sure there are many others as well.
You’re going to want to remove yourself as far away as possible from large populations of people. The fewer people who you come in contact until it is controlled, the better off you will be. If you have a secluded Bug Out location, now would be the time to go and stay until the all clear is given by the Infectious Disease Center. Isolation is the best way to keep the disease from spreading and you getting infected.
The fine people over at Doom and Bloom have some great information dealing with just this kind of emergency. Check them out and let them know that Sarge sent you! You will be glad you did.
Well, that is it for today and I hope you have enjoyed today’s post and until next time, stay safe, stay strong and stay prepared. God Bless America!