SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “JWR”. Our goal is to educate our readers, to help them to recognize emerging threats and to be better prepared for both disasters and negative societal trends. You can’t mitigate a risk if you haven’t first identified a risk. Today, we look at travel controls to stop the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus.
Mutation Could Make COVID-19 Vaccine Search Futile
Reader C.B. sent this from Fox News: ‘Significant’ coronavirus mutation discovered, could make vaccine search ‘futile,’ study says
Are Checkpoints Targeting Out-of-State Residents Legal?
The article begins:
“When the number of coronavirus cases began to skyrocket, several states, including Rhode Island, Florida and Texas, took the unprecedented step of setting up border checkpoints to stop nonresidents who might be carrying the virus.
In Florida and Texas, state troopers are requiring motorists from out of state and their passengers to sign forms promising to self-quarantine for 14 days. Florida, Rhode Island and Texas also require travelers to provide an address where they plan to shelter — and advise them to be prepared for a follow-up call or unannounced visit from public health officials.
While the efforts initially targeted residents of New York, which has the most coronavirus cases, they quickly expanded. At local checkpoints for people entering the Florida Keys and North Carolina’s Outer Banks, police ask motorists for ID. Only those with a local address or proof of residency, such as a special resident permit or utility bill, are allowed to proceed.”
Draft Plan To Reopen American Economy
At Zero Hedge: White House Leaks Draft Plan To Reopen American Economy
Brandon Smith: We’re Not “All In This Together”
C.M. sent the link to this from Brandon Smith: No, We Are Not “All In This Together”…. A snippet:
“[The Prepared] are the people that saw this event coming ahead of time and spent many months if not many years stocking supplies and training to survive it. The Prepared were smarter and had more insight into the reality of the situation than most people. If we were to apply evolutionary standards then The Prepared would be at the top of the food chain, the alpha species, but let’s not let this go to our heads; there are many downsides to being a member of The Prepared.
In a just world, the masses would be going to The Prepared for answers to the crisis, and some do, but overall I think The Prepared will be more hated for their predictive capabilities than admired. This is why prepared people have to stick together, organize and protect one another; because the day is coming when they will be targeted as enemies of the collective.”
Ed Snowden: Coronavirus Will Lead to Loss of Freedoms
Reader Tim J. suggested this: Edward Snowden warns that governments may use coronavirus to limit freedoms
Michigan Gov. Dismisses Massive Protest as “Stunt”
Linked over at the Whatfinger.com news aggregation site: Michigan governor dismisses massive protest as a ‘political stunt’
Chart: The Occupations with the Highest COVID-19 Risk
H.L. sent us this from Visual Capitalist: Chart: The Occupations with the Highest COVID-19 Risk