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 the need for oxygen concentrators to treat Wuhan coronavirus patients.
Coronavirus Patients Need Oxygen
Reader S.O.G. sent us this confirmation that finding used oxygen concentrators is a good thing: Covid-19 had us all fooled, but now we might have finally found its secret. Here is a key quote:
“The past 48 hours or so have seen a huge revelation: COVID-19 causes prolonged and progressive hypoxia (starving your body of oxygen) by binding to the heme groups in hemoglobin in your red blood cells. People are simply desaturating (losing O2 in their blood), and that’s what eventually leads to organ failures that kill them, not any form of ARDS or pneumonia. All the damage to the lungs you see in CT scans are from the release of oxidative iron from the hemes, this overwhelms the natural defenses against pulmonary oxidative stress and causes that nice, always-bilateral ground glass opacity in the lungs. Patients returning for re-hospitalization days or weeks after recovery suffering from apparent delayed post-hypoxic leukoencephalopathy strengthen the notion COVID-19 patients are suffering from hypoxia despite no signs of respiratory ‘tire out’ or fatigue.”
Army and USMC to Eliminate Brass-Cased Ammo?
Krissy sent us this link: After 50 Years, the Army and Marine Corps Are Closing In on Dumping Brass-Cased Ammo
Santa Clara County Snooping Supplies of PPE and Ventilators
Reader T.L. spotted this odd announcement from northern California: Santa Clara County Health Officer Order to Gather Information on Local Supplies of Personal Equipment and Ventilators. JWR’s Comment: read between the lines, folks. History has shown that in times of peril, governments get grabby.
Philly Man Arrested for Not Wearing a Mask
Here is some news footage from The City of Brotherly Love: Philadelphia Man Dragged Off Bus by Police For Not Wearing Face Mask. JWR’s Comment: Two months ago it was illegal to wear a face mask in many American cities. Try to keep up with the changes, so you don’t get used for truncheon practice, folks.
Alyssa Milano Wants You to Stop Buying Guns
Linked over at the Whatfinger.com news aggregation site: Hey America, Alyssa Milano wants you to STOP buying guns during pandemic [VIDEO].
Seattle Burglary Explodes 87% Downtown
Rantz: Seattle burglary explodes 87% downtown after coronavirus policy, crisis. (Thanks to Peter for the link.) The article begins:
“Seattle coronavirus crime concerns have become fully realized. Burglary cases have exploded in Seattle’s west precinct since the coronavirus stay-at-home order and a county policy prohibiting most misdemeanor jail bookings went into effect.
These cases are also up significantly citywide.
A little over a week ago, officers argued the booking policy would result in a criminal ‘free for all.'”
Media in Denial about Hydroxychloroquine?
Reader DSV sent this: Media pundits, medical establishment in denial about hydroxychloroquine?
California Nursing Facility Evacuated After Staff No-Shows
Reader R. K. spotted this: California nursing facility evacuated after staff no-shows. A quote:
“A skilled nursing facility in Southern California where nearly three dozen residents are infected with the coronavirus was being evacuated after staff members failed to show up to care for them, officials said Wednesday.
Riverside County public health officials said 84 patients were being moved from the Magnolia Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Riverside after a large number of employees didn’t show up two days in a row.”
Home Owner Fights Off Home Invaders
Reader T.C. sent this from Zero Hedge: Dramatic Footage Shows Home Owner Fight Off Home Invaders In Fatal Confrontation. JWR’s Comment: Note that the perps were wearing anti-COVID face masks and gloves.
How COVID 19 Death Certificates are Being Manipulated
Michigan: Order Bans Travel Between Residences
The Detroit Free Press reports: New Whitmer order bans ‘travel between residences,’ with a few exceptions