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 more Wuhan news: a mandatory 14-Day Quarantine.
Coronavirus: Beijing Orders 14-Day Quarantine for Returnees
Linked over at the Whatfinger.com news aggregation site, there is this report: Coronavirus: Beijing orders 14-day quarantine for returnees. A snippet:
“Beijing has ordered everyone returning to the city to go into quarantine for 14 days or risk punishment in the latest attempt to contain the deadly new coronavirus, state media report.
Residents were told to “self-quarantine or go to designated venues to quarantine” after returning to the Chinese capital from holidays.
The measure came as Egypt confirmed the first coronavirus case in Africa.
Over 1,300 people have died from the virus, which originated in Wuhan city.
The notice on Friday from Beijing’s virus prevention working group was issued as residents returned from spending the Lunar New Year in other parts of China.
The holiday was extended this year to help contain the outbreak.”
CDC Director: Wuhan is Coming
J.L. suggested this, at Zero Hedge: ‘It’s Coming’: CDC Director Warns Coronavirus To Become Widespread Throughout United States, ‘Probably Beyond 2020’. A key quote:
“‘We don’t know a lot about this virus,’ Redfield told CNN‘s Dr. Sanjay Gupta. ‘This virus is probably with us beyond this season, beyond this year, and I think eventually the virus will find a foothold and we will get community-based transmission.'”
Los Alamos Study: Wuhan More Infectious Than First Estimated
Some sobering reading from the folks at Los Alamos National Laboratory: The Novel Coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, is Highly Contagious and More Infectious Than Initially Estimated
The ALPR Threat
Reader DSV sent us this one: California Auditor Releases Damning Report About Law Enforcement’s Use of Automated License Plate Readers. The article begins:
“California police and sheriffs are failing to protect the privacy of drivers on city streets, the California State Auditor’s office determined after a seven-month investigation into the use of automated license plate readers (ALPRs) by the Los Angeles Police Department and three other local law enforcement agencies. California State Senator Scott Wiener sponsored the State Auditor’s report.”
Death to Fire Ants
Reader Tim J. sent this: UCF biologist invents first pesticide-free method of killing fire ants
Broward County Has Already Red Flagged 412 Guns
And finally, another from Tim J.: A Single Florida County Seized 412 Guns Last Year Under the State’s Red Flag Law. A brief excerpt:
“A new report from a gun control group has found that law enforcement officials in Broward County, Florida, seized 412 guns last year by filing 255 petitions under the state’s extreme risk protection order law (aka, “red flag” law).
The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, the organization behind the report, believes its findings provide evidence that similar red flag laws should be implemented by all 50 states.
“Extreme risk laws are a proven way for law enforcement to take action, without resorting to the criminal justice system, before gun tragedies like mass shootings and suicide occur,” the report states. “These findings provide compelling evidence that we hope will help support more states in passing—and effectively implementing—their own extreme risk laws.”
In Florida, only law enforcement officials can request an ex parte order from a judge to seize an individual’s firearms. If a judge grants the request, the individual (or “respondent”) must surrender his or her firearms without a hearing or trial.”
Siri is Now Refusing to Say the Word “Gun”
Reader T.P. sent us this at Summit News: Siri is Now Refusing to Say the Word “Gun”