Worse Than The Recession: Why We Should Prepare For The Coming Pandemic
I read an article that scared the hell out of me. We have been reading so much about the H1N1 (swine flu) virus that it has become hard to separate fact from fiction. Every few years, we are riled up and frightened by the threat of a new pandemic.
However, because only a few people, as opposed to millions, die, the media moves on to the next big story. Yet, according to Dr. Robin Cook, physician and author, our governments are woefully unprepared for the coming pandemic.
With the high adaptability of the flu virus, Dr. Cook explains that it is only a matter of time before a highly resistant strain combines with a highly fatal strain.
If a flu strain that was highly contagious and fatal was unleashed on an unsuspecting world, the social order would quickly break down. Governments would shut down and civil institutions would halt.
People would barricade themselves inside their homes and the global economy would come to a standstill. As a result, food shortages would lead to widespread hunger and starvation.
Crime would skyrocket as people fought and killed over meager resources. Basically, it would be all of the bad parts of the Bible.
Of course, these scenarios seem so far-fetched that many people dismiss them out of hand. However, many scientists have been insisting on better preparation and more research money in order to combat the coming pandemic.
As the cliché goes, it is not a question of if, but of when. Of course, there are things that you can do right now to protect yourself from the yearly flu.
Yet, only the combined resources of the world’s governments can effectively handle a problem as complicated and expansive as a flu pandemic.
This story frightened me. Not only are we ignorant of the chaos and destruction a pandemic would unleash, but we are also far too complacent about the likelihood of such an event actually occurring.
We owe it ourselves, our families, and our communities to educate and inform others about this threat. A sense of urgency is required. Read Dr. Robin Cook’s article about the potential flu plague.