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 coronavirus quarantines.
All U.S. Hospital Beds to be Filled in May?
A bit of confirmation for one of my assertions, over at Zero Hedge: All Hospital Beds In The US Will Be Filled With Patients ‘By About May 8th’ Due To Coronavirus: Analysis. Here is a snippet:
“We can expect that we’ll continue to see a doubling of cases every 6 days (this is a typical doubling time across several epidemiological studies). Here I mean *actual* cases. Confirmed cases may appear to rise faster in the short term due to new test kit rollouts.
We’re looking at about 1M US cases by the end of April, 2M by ~May 5, 4M by ~May 11, and so on. Exponentials are hard to grasp, but this is how they go.“
What You Can (and Can’t) Feed Your Dog
Reader C.B. suggested this, over at Fox News: Feeding your dog from the table: What you can and can’t do, according to veterinarian
Does Joe Biden Have Dementia?
“Memory loss and difficulty finding words, the two top hallmarks of dementia, are present in just about all of his speeches and debates. His campaign and the DNC have downplayed the memory loss as no big deal and they attribute his difficulty finding words with his history of stuttering as a child. But again, we’ve seen Biden in action. When he was finishing up his second term as Vice President, he was very active as many were pushing for him to run for president. But even after he declined and started supporting Hillary Clinton, he demonstrated clarity with his cognitive abilities.”
Facial Hairstyles and Filtering Facepiece Respirators
Reader A.W. sent this: Facial Hairstyles and Filtering Facepiece Respirators
A New Prepper Real Estate Company in Arizona
I just heard that Todd Savage of BlackrIfle Real Estate has spun off a new survival retreat real estate brokerage in Arizona: 556 Realty. If you are thinking about moving to Arizona, or if you already live in Arizona and want to find a truly retreat-worthy rural property, then check them out! Oh, and they are also hiring Arizona-licensed agents.
Another Google Crime-Fighting Gaffe
Reader DSV sent us this: Google tracked his bike ride past a burglarized home. That made him a suspect.
Italy Locks Down Venice and Milan
“Italy’s prime minister on Sunday ordered the complete lockdown of some 16 million people in the country’s coronavirus-plagued north — including the cities of Venice and Milan — in a draconian health measure expected to be approved by legislators later in the day.
The quarantine ordered by Giuseppe Conte effects ten million living in the Lombardy region another 6 million living in 14 provinces; it bars anyone from entering or leaving except for “undeferrable work needs or emergency situations” until at least April 3.
Anyone breaking the quarantine will face three months in jail, The Guardian reported.
Cinemas, theaters, dance schools, bingo halls and pubs will also be closed — but restaurants will stay open if they can provide seating that keeps a distance of one meter, or a little over a yard, between customers.”
Coronavirus: Police Quarantine California Neighborhood
Reader H.L. sent us this: Police Quarantine California Neighborhood After Coronavirus Death</span
COVID19: This Is Why You’re All Going To Die
Our Editor-At-Large Michael Z. Williamson chimes in, over at his personal blog: COVID19: This Is Why You’re All Going To Die
Coronavirus: Universities Close Classrooms