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 a warning on NSAIDs.
Coronavirus: An Anti-Malarial Drug is a COVID Cure?
Tucker – BREAKING: A peer-reviewed study shows that 100% of patients, after 6 days of taking a Malaria drug were “virologically” cured of Wuhan Coronavirus…. JWR’s Comment: One major maker of that anti-malarial drug, called Plaquenil, is Sanofi. They have the stock ticker symbol SNY. (Just a little tip for you.)
Coronavirus: Don’t Take NSAIDs!
Coronavirus: Health official warns against taking ibuprofen as it ‘may worsen bug’. JWR Adds: The latest word is that all non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including Aspirin, should be avoided when treated the novel coronavirus.
More Wal-Mart Curtailments
Pat Cascio sent us this news tip:
“Starting tomorrow, Wal-Mart stores will only be open from 7:00AM until 8:30PM. All vision centers closed as of today. All lube/tire centers closed as of tomorrow. And starting next Tuesday, and every Tuesday thereafter, stores will open one hour early for those 60 and over, to shop early.”
Gun Sales Surge Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
“Many California gun stores saw lines stretching out the door over the weekend, and online ammo sales have gotten an unexpected virus-related boost as well.”
Where Hospitals Will Run Out of Beds First if Virus Cases Spike
H.L. sent this:“No State Is Prepared” – Mapping Where Hospitals Will Run Out Of Beds First If Virus Cases Spike. JWR’s Comment: Not surprisingly, the American Redoubt region should fare well.
A Doctor Shows How to Properly Wash Your Hands
Reader H.L. also sent us this: Dr. John Campbell, Washing your hands.
Millions of Cars Vulnerable to Key Cloning
And finally, DSV sent us this from Kim Komando: Warning: Millions of cars vulnerable to key cloning. This article begins:
“Cars probably aren’t the first things you think of when you hear the words “vulnerable devices.” But despite how they look and run, many cars actually come with multiple digital components.
From car keys to engine sensors, there’s no shortage of computerized parts in your vehicle. And where there’s any kind of digital technology, there are hackers waiting to crack them wide open.”
Attempt to End Encryption Now Before Congress
Reader Alan S. sent this: A sneaky attempt to end encryption is worming its way through Congress
Neuroinvasive COVID-19 and Respiratory Failure
Neuroinvasive potential of SARS‐CoV2 may be at least partially responsible for the respiratory failure of COVID‐19 patients. ShepherdFarmerGeek penned this laymen’s summary:
“Doctors and researchers discovered back in late February that COVID-19 viruses can travel from the nose [and even the lower respiratory airways] to the brain stem where they infect the Central Nervous System (CNS).
There, the viruses attack the body’s normal ability to breathe spontaneously(without conscious effort). This is especially a problem when the person tries to sleep, but conscious effort is required to continue breathing. Hence the heavy use of mechanical respirators.”
California’s Governor Newsom Mulls Martial Law
Fox News reports: California preparing for worst case scenarios. A snippet:
“In readying the National Guard for action, Newsom’s office emphasized that it’s for duties routinely performed during natural disasters and other emergencies. But Newsom grimly added that ‘we have the ability to do martial law … if we feel the necessity.'”
Now Even Longer Queues at Gun Shops!
On the scene video from The Daily Shooter: Lines at Gun Shops Even Worse.
Stealth Transmission: Umpteen Wuhan Marys!
86% of people with coronavirus are walking around undetected, study says. The article begins:
““Stealth” coronavirus cases are fueling the pandemic, with a staggering 86% of people infected walking around undetected, a new study says.
Six of every seven cases – 86% — were not reported in China before travel restrictions were implemented, driving the spread of the virus, according to a study Monday in the journal Science.”