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Preppers concern themselves with all sorts of threats. The between the human element and natural disaster, they often shudder at the idea of what might come to take them out after a collapse. Well, the reality is that it will likely be the invisible that takes most of us out.
Sure! I am talking about the disease. You must know that disease in a collapse will reign upon us all. As soon as trash pickup stops and plumbing shut down, its all but over. People are going to do the most terrible things.
Before long there will be disease running rampant and people will spread it like wildfire. Thats the quiet kill that waits in the shadows of SHTF.
It doesn’t take a lot for a disease to get a foothold. Today, in modern society we are seeing an emergence of once eradicated diseases all across this nation.
In downtown LA County we are seeing an outbreak of Typhus due to the growing homeless population. Typhus is a disease that is associated with fleas and when the fleas bite people blood from one person can be transmitted to the next and the typhus spreads.
You may have heard of the measles outbreaks in the pacific northwest and how they are affecting schools. These things are real and they are back. You can blame it on any number of things but there is no denying the reality of the problem.
Outbreaks of Hepatitis A are spreading all over the nation. These illnesses are showing up from California to Florida in larger than normal numbers. It has lots of people alarmed. You see, diseases do not discriminate. They kill whoever gets in the way and unlike the modern American, there is no sympathy or empathy in a virus.
This is something we must take action on and understand that a disaster would only exacerbate that.