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’ll start with an article about the oxygen shortages at hospitals.
Oxygen Scarcity Swells Covid-19’s Death Toll
To file under “I told you so”: Oxygen Scarcity Swells Covid-19’s Death Toll. JWR’s Comments: I stand by my advice from March, 2020 for SurvivaBlog-reading families: Find a used oxygen concentrator. The next coronavirus (COVID-21, or whatever) may put many millions of acute patients on oxygen therapy.
Judge Blocks Enforcement of 100-Day Deportation Moratorium
Linked over at the Whatfinger.com news aggregation site: Judge blocks enforcement of 100-day deportation moratorium.
New Listing on SurvivalRealty Near Tonasket
Bill Whittle Breaks Down How The Social Media Giants Won
Bill Whittle: Terms of Service.
C19 Diagnostic Criteria Tightened by WHO
Reader H.L. sent us this: TOTAL COINCIDENCE ALERT: C19 Diagnostic Criteria Tightened by WHO on Biden Inauguration Day!
Here is a quote:
“A single positive PCR test for the virus isn’t going to cut it anymore.
For some reason, as of today, the organization decided that those tests for the virus we’ve been relentlessly assured are the gold standard for detecting infection are, in reality, just a mere “aid for diagnosis.”
Clinicians now, not only can, but “must” also consider a wide array of other factors, like “timing of sampling, specimen type, assay specifics, clinical observations, patient history, confirmed status of any contacts,” and even something called “epidemiological information”—whatever that exactly is—before diagnosing anyone with COVID-19.
WHO has also suddenly decided that, if you don’t show any symptoms, you’ll need to get a second test for confirmation as well.”
DIA Monitored U.S. Cellphone Movements Without Warrant
SurvivalBlog reader C.B. sent us this, from The Wall Street Journal: Military Intelligence Agency Says It Monitored U.S. Cellphone Movements Without Warrant
The Curious NRA Bankruptcy
Reader Eric S. spotted this: NRA Bankruptcy. A snippet:
“There are already so many glaring issues (or should I say “targets”?): venue, good faith filing, disclosures, the automatic stay the trustee question, fiduciary duties to pursue claims against insiders, executory employment contracts, the fate of Wayne LaPierre, and the generally overlooked governance provisions of the Bankruptcy Code.”
New Interest in Gun-Detection AI
Over at left-of-center Fast Company: The Capitol riot is spurring new interest in gun-detection AI. (Thanks to Peter, for the link.)
Slouching Toward Post-Journalism
And lastly, H.L. sent us this thought-provoking piece: Slouching Toward Post-Journalism. JWR’s Comment: The pretense of “objective reporting” is gone. At least some of these “journalists” have the intellectual honesty to admit that they are fully-biased propagandists.