Hospitals will likely turn mild cases away – panicked shoppers turn to preppers for advice, as crisis worsens

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Less than a week after diagnosed cases of COVID-19 grew rapidly in the Seattle area, health care providers say medical supplies are growing scarce, threatening to further stress a system already scrambling to control the coronavirus outbreak. The state Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed 79 cases of the disease in four counties, and as of midday Friday, at least 15 deaths have been linked to the illness in Washington. The total U.S. death-toll now stands at 19 – with more than 424 confirmed cases.

Now, as global supply chains have been disrupted and the number of cases climbs, health authorities are hunting for medical supplies and have called on employees to ration. “Limit mask use to on the patient only,” read a Wednesday email from a Valley Medical Center (VMC) staffer to nurses, referring to surgical masks. “Staff will no longer wear masks, unless providing a care procedure requiring removal of the patient’s mask.” According to the email: “Masks are in critical supply” and that “due to disaster conditions VMC will be implementing alternate standards of care to conserve masks for critical and surgical use.” About an hour after the message went out, staff objected and it was retracted, according to Liz Nolan, a VMC spokeswoman, and the hospital found other ways to conserve and nurses were allotted one mask per shift.  –Seattle Times

Panicked shoppers turn to preppers for advice: At a press conference earlier this week, Aimee Sisson, the health officer of Placer County, California, gave a few words of advice following the first deaths from the new coronavirus in the state. “It’s good to have two weeks of supplies on hand,” she said, “in case your family was asked to quarantine.” It sounds straightforward enough—but what does two weeks of supplies actually look like? For individuals new to disaster purchasing, it can be hard to know where to start. In some cases, shopping pandemonium has already set in: In Sydney, Australia, police were called after a fight over toilet paper broke out in a supermarket. Meanwhile, survivalist and camping stores are swamped with orders for everything from powdered eggs to solar-powered radios. (At the other end of the scale, luxury $35-an-ounce hand sanitizer is also on back-order.)

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We issued a warning about  2 months ago for people to stock up on non-perishable items and needed supplies due to the increasing menacing threats of a global crisis. Some acted on our advice – others didn’t.

In a bid to help those who may be new to preparing for “disasters both natural and man-made,” contributors to the subreddit have compiled lists of long-life foods, including vegan and vegetarian options. Others have offered ingenious solutions to in-store shortages: A tutorial for a home-sewn protective mask has been viewed thousands of times, while a grow-your-own-loofah guide suggests using the plant as an alternative to regular kitchen scrubbing pads.  –Quartz

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3 Responses to Hospitals will likely turn mild cases away – panicked shoppers turn to preppers for advice, as crisis worsens

  1. Dennis E. says:

    Most survival foods are sold out on line but I have not gone that route as my only course of action because you need water to hydrate some of the items and water may not be available. For example, consider Bumble Bee snack packs, lunch on the go, starkist lunch on the go; Come in a very nice packaging and the crackers are in aluminum wrap and i guess over time they could go lose some of their crispness but they come with a little spoon and are easily transported in a bug out situation and the Tuna has omega fats that good for you and may costs under two dollars each and i have much of them in a sealed container. Another is peanut butter, the plain not the chunky because you have to pass it eventually.

    Some survival foods are/have been packed with sodium which could impact heart patients and have a lot of calories and that purpose is to replace the energy a person burns in a time of stress.

    There are other options but just something to think about.

    Those buckets are heavy and many elderly cannot manage them.

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  2. Joseph Repas says:

    Great video attached but with this virus being spread asymptomatically and with a long incubation period I think that by the time the first alarms went out in say January it was already too late, as who would or could close down civilization so completely with barely a hint of the virus spreading?

    It is unfortunate that we are reaching the panic mode in society now. People need to take precautions, yes, but the largest percentage of the population are suddenly going to the edge of panic thinking they can protect themselves by overstocking on healthcare items.I found it interesting that in the attached video it is mentioned that urgent care sites are not giving out the tests for covid – 19… Can you imagine if they did? Those centers, and stores that have them would be flooded with the virus infecting hundreds of people who visit these centers because of the ones being tested with a positive reading as well as asymptomatic clients.

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