Pandemics and Quarantines (#35)
Writing about the threat of pandemics and quarantines has been on my to do list of topics since the very beginning of creating this content. I actually had not planned on writing about it this early in the flow of topics, but given the developing situation coming out of China I decided to jump on it this afternoon and evening.
Writing about pandemics seems a bit overblown in our society today. We haven't had a significant pandemic in the U.S.A. since the Spanish Flu a hundred years ago. But there are no guarantees. No one really knows yet what is going to happen with the Coronavirus. It could end up being nothing. It could end up being catastrophic.
What I want you to ask yourself is what you would do if you woke up and found out your town or city (or state) had been put under a quarantine. We think it can't happen in the U.S.A. Are you sure? Are you willing to take that gamble?
What would happen if you and your loved ones were quarantined for two weeks? Are you ready? What about a full blown pandemic? What if you really didn't want to leave your home for a month?
If you aren't sure, then you need to start making some plans and implementing them. The time to prepare for a possible bad situation is not when the government announces that we're in the midst of something really bad. It's weeks or months before that.
This situation may come to nothing. That would be fantastic. I hope it is the case. But if you prepare for the worst in the coming week and nothing serious develops where you live, you won't have done it in vain. You'll simply be better prepared for the next power outage, blizzard, or other run-of-the-mill emergency.
I hope you will take the time to read through the information in this forum and act on it.
Thankful wife of David for 23 years and momma to Caroline for 13 years - Relaxed/Unschoolerish - Lover of books - Seeker of wisdom - Drinker of too many coconut milk mochas from Starbucks