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 labor shortages at meat packing plants.
Some Bad Gun Legislation Before Congress
In addition to the much-publicized H.R. 5717, the U.S. House of representatives will also be considering H.R. 6318 and H.R. 838. These are “back door” gun rights deprivation bill. Frighteningly, H.R. 838 already has 90 Republican co-sponsors! Please contact your congresscritters and strongly urge them to oppose these three bills!
New Executive Order on Protecting Power Grids
Just signed by DJT: Executive Order on Securing the United States Bulk-Power System
Coronavirus in Some Asymptomatic Patients Up To 40 Days
Peter forwarded this item: Experts Are Puzzled Over Why the Coronavirus Lingers in Some Asymptomatic Patients For as Long as 40 Days. Here is a snippet:
“With studies showing that asymptomatic patients can transmit the SARS-CoV-2 virus, understanding how the virus leaves the body is among the most urgent mysteries facing researchers as governments in the United States and across the world begin to reopen their economies. Although studies show that the average recovery time from COVID-19 is two weeks, and nearly all patients are virus-free within a month, “less than 1% to 2%, for reasons that we do not know, continue to shed virus after that,” said Hsu Li Yang, a physician specializing in infectious diseases at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at the National University of Singapore.”
The Lockdowns: Homeschooling Gets a Boost
H.L. sent this: Poll: 52% of Parents View Homeschooling More Favorably Since Coronavirus School Closures. A pericope:
“Among parents participating in the poll, 52 percent said their view of homeschooling was “more favorable,” with 28 percent labeling their opinion as “much more favorable,” and 24 percent stating their view was “somewhat more favorable.”
Of those parents who responded with a “less favorable” opinion of homeschooling, 18 percent said their view was “somewhat less favorable” and 8 percent said it was “much less favorable,” while 22 percent either did not know their view or had no opinion.
When parents were asked “how prepared” they felt to facilitate their children’s online learning, 71 percent said they felt prepared, with 38 percent stating they felt “very prepared” and 33 percent responding they felt “somewhat prepared.””
Meat Packers are Quitting in Large Numbers
And another from H.L.: US meat workers are quitting as virus-ridden plants reopen. The articles opens with this:
“America’s meat-processing plants are starting to reopen, but not all workers are showing up. Some still fear they’ll get sick after coronavirus outbreaks shut more than a dozen facilities last month. Employees are taking leave, paid and unpaid — or just quitting. At a JBS USA plant in Greeley, Colorado, absenteeism is running as high as 30%. Before the pandemic, it was about 13%. The company is paying about 10% of the workforce — people deemed vulnerable — to stay home. Others aren’t coming in because they are sick.”
YouTube to Censor Anyone Speaking Against WHO
Reader D.S.V. sent us this, at Mercola; YouTube CEO Vows to Censor Anyone Speaking Against WHO
Expatriation from U.S. Hits an All-Time High
Interesting… Number Of Americans Renouncing Their U.S. Citizenship Hits All-Time High. JWR’s Comments: Take note that: “…the number for the current quarter is 40% higher than for the entire year of 2019.” Apparently there was a memo circulated, and, ahem, we weren’t on the distribution list. Calendar Q1 ended on March 31st, just as the pandemic hype was ramping up. So a select few (who?) must have had some early warning. Again… who, and warned by whom?
How to Keep Meat on Your Table
Linked over at the Whatfinger.com news aggregation site, a piece by Daisy Luther: Meat Shortages Go Mainstream with Rations and Menu Changes: How to Keep Meat on Your Table