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    Default CDC Prepares for Perfect Storm: “The Next Plane Could Bring a Pandemic…”

    CDC Prepares for Perfect Storm: “The Next Plane Could Bring a Pandemic…”



    It’s happening.

    The avian flu virus, which up until last year infected poultry exclusively, has now mutated and crossed over to humans.

    What’s even scarier is the fact that the Chinese have been unable to contain the novel H7N9 strain of the virus and health officials the world over are getting ready for the worst. It’s spreading and we now have confirmation that the virus has begun appearing in other countries.

    On Thursday, billions of Chinese will be on the move to celebrate the Lunar New Year, creating ripe conditions for the spread of the influenza virus from those already infected. And many of those celebrations will include chickens, the primary carriers of H7N9. In addition, with the Winter Olympics, one of the world’s largest sporting events, just two weeks away, the virus could find the ideal conditions for breaking out.

    And that means the next plane could bring a pandemic to the U.S. or anywhere else around the world. “The bottom line is the health security of the U.S. is only as strong as the health security of every country around the world,” says Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

    “We are all connected by the food we eat, the water the drink and the air we breathe.”
    But that’s not the worst of it. Last year the World Health Organization warned that H7N9 is one of the most lethal influenza strains ever identified.

    Of the nearly 250 officially confirmed reports of human infection since last year, a quarter of those infected have died.

    Those are the official numbers, but it is likely that the number of active infections could be a hundred-fold (or more) higher.

    Moreover, like any flu virus, H7N9 continues to mutate and scientists recently suggested that all it would take for this particular strain to become a deadly global pandemic is an increase in its transmission rate.

    It was initially thought that the virus only spread through human contact with poultry, but that theory was quickly turned on its head when a team of researchers at the University of Hong Kong confirmed that the virus had gone airborne.

    If H7N9 mutates to transmission rates of other flu viruses, which is certainly a possibility, then we could well be looking at a mass global pandemic – and according to WHO the H7N9 is mutating eight (8) times faster than a typical flu virus.

    To put this in perspective, the 1918 Spanish Flu infected as many as half a billion people (about a quarter of the world’s population). The mortality rate was somewhere in the area of 5% to 10%, with a final death toll of around 50 million people.

    At a 25% mortality rate the H7N9 avlian flu, combined with modern transportation systems and metropolitan areas housing tens of millions of people, there is serious potential for a globally significant catastrophe.

    Should this virus increase its transmission rate we could be looking at a scenario where a billion or more people contract the virus around the world.

    The math is straight forward. One in four will perish.

    While we’ve had pandemic scares in the recent past, this one really has researchers and global health officials spooked:

    The fast mutation makes the virus’ evolutionary development very hard to predict. “We don’t know whether it will evolve into something harmless or dangerous,” He said. “Our samples are too limited. But the authorities should definitely be alarmed and get prepared for the worst-case scenario.”
    As of yet, there is no available vaccine, and one novel mechanism of action for H7N9 is that as soon as it infects its host it develops rapid antiviral resistance, so traditional medicines like Tamiflu don’t work.

    One infected student at a local school, or a restaurant worker, or a passenger on an airplane could take this to the next level.

    And once it takes hold, there will be no stopping it.

    Most don’t believe it is possible with our advanced sciences and research facilities.

    History proves otherwise.

    Plague of Justinian (541 – 542) – At it’s peak over 5,000 people per day died in the city of Constantinople
    Black Death (1348 – 1350) – Over 75 Million Dead. Nearly 60% of Europe.
    Smallpox (16th Century) – Wiped out entire civilizations like the Aztecs.
    The Third Pandemic (1855 – circa 1990) – A Bubonic Plague that killed over 10 million in China and India
    The Spanish Flu (1918 – 1919) – Over 50 million dead

    The only steps one can take is to be ready in advance with a Pandemic Preparedness Plan, as recommended by Tess Pennington:

    When an outbreak occurs, many will remain in a state of denial about any approaching epidemics. Simply put, most people believe themselves to be invincible to negative situations and do not like the idea change of any kind.

    They will remain in this state until they realize they are unable to deny it to themselves any longer. Being prepared before the masses come out of their daze will ensure that you are better prepared before the hoards run to the store to stock up.
    In addition to remaining isolated from the general population, you must have (in advance) access to food, water, medicine, and self defense armaments.

    If such a virus were to spread, infecting millions and killing off 25% of those who contract it, you can be assured of widespread panic as the unprepared search and fight for resources.

    Author: Mac Slavo
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    Date: January 30th, 2014
    Website: www.SHTFplan.com
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    When nature flushes the toilet, it'll get ugly fast.
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    A couple hard locations and a few mobile spots (with tents/tarp shelters and the knowledge to build shelter from nature is paramount)
    Have denims and wool, good boots and lots of soap.

    I think I'm ready and I say we feed mother nature a load of white castles and let 'er rip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashhoe View Post
    When nature flushes the toilet, it'll get ugly fast.
    Make sure you have lots of pool shock or a perfect water source, a few ideal ways to shelter and the means to defend your "family"/obtain food (or have an ass ton of mountain house or canned goods).
    As one of my favorites always quotes: "buy it cheap and stack it deep"
    4 bags of the good pool shock makes a LOT of bleach, good for everything.
    7.62X39/7.62X54/5.56/308 are all relatively cheap ('specially the X54!) A couple hundred $$ gets you a lot of dead stuff.
    A bunch of Bic lighters and ferro rods and the knowledge to go way primitive on fire starting is cheap and easy.
    A couple hard locations and a few mobile spots (with tents/tarp shelters and the knowledge to build shelter from nature is paramount)
    Have denims and wool, good boots and lots of soap.

    I think I'm ready and I say we feed mother nature a load of white castles and let 'er rip.
    LMAO!!!!! Dead on brother!!!!
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    Default Chinese Chicken.. Coming our way, soon.

    Not talking Chaiman Chos Wang Pu at the local Chinese restaurant, imported Chinese chickens.. With about 90% of our commodities bought from China, chicken is not on the list. That will be changing soon.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...n_3010058.html
    USDA to allow U.S. to be overrun with contaminated chicken from China

    USDA to destroy the domestic poultry industry by selling out to China
    It’s also a disastrous policy. If put into action, it will not only further destroy the economic base of U.S. farmers and chicken growers, it will also wildly contaminate the chicken supply across the U.S. with China-grown chicken laced with arsenic, mercury, lead, cadmium and toxic chemicals
    http://www.infowars.com/usda-to-allo...en-from-china/

    Now the initial plan to not scare the sheep.. Hatch the chicks here, ship them too China, raise them, then ship them back here for processing. Waahhhaaaaaaaaaaaa haaa. So they will be labeled "American farm chickens."
    USDA has already approved this.. Google it..

    Chinese Chicken Processors Are Cleared to Ship to U.S.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/31/bu...o-us.html?_r=0

    17 hour flight too China, 17 hour direct back.. Yah sure their gonna be processed here..
    See that frozen Talapia from Vietnam, Thailand and China in the store, eat up, enjoy.. Their raised at sewer plants and under cages of chickens walking over them.. Keep feed costs way down..
    Wonder if Nappy and the Whookie will eat Chinese chicken? Virus time..
    "Man needs but two things to survive alone in the woods. A blow up female doll and his trusty old AK-47" - Thomas Jefferson 1781


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