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 medical ethics, in pandemics.
Virus-Tracking Technology Puts Privacy at Risk
Reader DSV suggested this article over at WND: Virus-tracking technology putting privacy at risk
Incumbent Don Cheatham Endorses Alex Barron
Incumbent Republican State Senator Don Cheatham has just endorsed Alex Barron to fill his old seat. In an open letter, Don Cheatham wrote: “I am voting for Alex Barron, and I encourage all of those who have supported me in the past to support Alex Barron.” Also, Don Cheatham provided the maximum financial support allowed by law for Alex Barron’s campaign to continue his work in the Idaho State Senate.
A Nova Scotia Mass Shooting
Linked over at the Whatfinger.com news aggregation site: Canada shooting: Gunman kills at least 16 in Nova Scotia. JWR’s Comment: This tragedy will doubtless be used as an excuse for even more civilian disarmament laws, probably in the U.S. as well as in Canada. Why in the U.S.? Because we are both English-speaking countries and both get preached to by the Nanny State BBC.
An Italian Perspective on Medical Ethics
Our Editor-At-Large Mike Williamson spotted this timely and thought-provoking essay on medical ethics and law, from Italy: Giorgio Agamben: A Question. The translation is mediocre, but his message gets through. Here is a key passage:
“We then accepted without too many problems, solely in the name of a risk that it was not possible to specify, limiting, to an extent that had never happened before in the history of the country, not even during the Second World War (the curfew during the war was limited to certain hours), our freedom of movement. We consequently accepted, solely in the name of a risk that it was not possible to specify, de facto suspending our relationships of friendship and love, because our proximity had become a possible source of contagion.”
Rich Americans Activate Pandemic Escape Plans
The Milkman is Making a Comeback
Reader H.L. sent us this: The milkman is making a comeback as coronavirus keeps people from shopping
Safest Place in U.S. for Pandemic?
H.L. sent this article about the little-known Point Roberts enclave: Is This The Safest Place In America To Hide From COVID-19? A snippet:
“Point Roberts, a pene-exclave of the US, located on the southernmost tip of the Tsawwassen Peninsula, that is south of Vancouver, has a population of approximately 1,300, and is a geographical anomaly – is one of the very few regions on the US mainland to be untouched by the virus.”
Full-Scale Investigation of Wuhan Lab Connection
At Fox News: US officials confirm full-scale investigation of whether coronavirus escaped from Wuhan lab. A quote:
“The U.S. is conducting a full-scale investigation into whether the novel coronavirus, which went on to morph into a global pandemic that has brought the global economy to its knees, escaped from a lab in Wuhan, China, Fox News has learned.
Intelligence operatives are said to be gathering information about the laboratory and the initial outbreak of the virus. Intelligence analysts are piecing together a timeline of what the government knew and “creating an accurate picture of what happened,” the sources said.”
Kyle Bass Blasts the Chinese Communist Party
The “Risks” of Homeschooling?
Kimberley sent us a link to possible the most horribly misinformed leftist-statist essay about homeschooling that I’ve ever read: The Risks of Homeschooling. The article is chockablock with unfounded suppositions, blanket characterizations, and outright slurs on homeschoolers. The comments following the article are much more informative than the article itself.
Three Simple Home Brew 2-Meter Antennas
At American Partisan: Three Simple Home Brew 2-Meter Antennas