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  • US hospitals not ‘adequately’ prepared for next pandemic, study finds

    07/09/2021 8:51:17 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/09/2021 | Alexandria Hein, Fox News
    A 10-year analysis of hospitals’ preparedness for pandemics and other mass casualty events in the years prior to COVID-19 is warning that the nation’s health care system may not be adequately prepared for the next one. For the study, a team of researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and University of Maryland Medical Center used a surge index tool called Hospital Medical Surge Preparedness Index (HMSPI) to score data from more than 6,200 hospitals nationwide. The hospitals had partaken in the American Hospital Association annual surveys. The team also used census data to determine population estimates in...
  • Nolte: Be Prepared for Democrats to Cancel Christmas

    11/18/2020 10:43:12 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/18/2020 | John Notle
    There was all this talk before the election from people on the right who believed the hysteria over the coronavirus pandemic would end after the election. I never really bought that. It made sense that people believed that. After all, it was blatantly obvious, especially with mail-in voting, that Democrats and their media allies were exploiting the China virus for political advantage. To me, though, this political exploitation went deeper than just a presidential election. Softening us up, getting us used to being locked down, slow boiling us into accepting the normalcy of a governor conjuring up the power to...
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci says New Jersey is 'well prepared' for second wave of coronavirus

    09/24/2020 10:06:13 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    northjersey ^ | 09/24/2020 | Dustin Racioppi
    Dr. Anthony Fauci says New Jersey is 'well prepared' for second wave of coronavirus Dustin Racioppi Trenton Bureau New Jersey is "well positioned" for an expected second wave of the coronavirus and serves as an example for other states to reopen sectors of the economy, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on Thursday. In a half-hour Facebook Live discussion with Gov. Phil Murphy, Fauci said New Jersey has been able since its peak number of cases in April to lower the infection rate and other parameters "down to a baseline." For the...
  • Coronavirus: California Prepared for Martial Law Possibility

    03/18/2020 10:25:53 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/18/2020 | Joshua Caplan
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) said Tuesday that the state is prepared for the possibility of declaring martial law in an effort to combat the spread of the Chinese coronavirus. “[W]e have the ability to do martial law … if we feel the necessity,” Newsom said during a press conference on California’s ongoing response to the deadly illness. In what would be an extraordinary measure, martial law is the suspension of ordinary law and the imposition of direct military control of a population. The governor has already placed the California National Guard on alert for humanitarian duties, including food distribution...
  • U.S. Tells North Korea It Is Prepared to Go to War

    07/05/2017 11:37:10 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 55 replies
    WSJ ^ | 07/05/17 | Jonathan Cheng
    Pyongyang claims a further breakthrough toward a nuclear-tipped missile that can reach American cities SEOUL—The U.S. warned North Korea that it is ready to fight if provoked, as Pyongyang claimed another weapons-development breakthrough following its launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile a day earlier. The regime, having demonstrated its capacity to reach the U.S. with a missile, on Wednesday touted another achievement of the test launch: It claimed that its missile warhead—the forward section, which carries the explosive—can withstand the extreme heat and pressure of re-entering the earth’s atmosphere. If true—the claim couldn’t be independently verified—that would clear another hurdle...
  • Nikki Haley Warns the US Is 'Prepared To Do More' In Syria

    04/07/2017 2:26:56 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    ABC ^ | 04/07/17
    Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, warned today that the U.S. is "prepared to do more" in Syria, one day after American warships fired a barrage of cruise missiles at a Syrian government air base. "The United States took a very measured step last night. We are prepared to do more, but we hope that will not be necessary," Haley said Friday during a special open session of the U.N. Security Council devoted to discussing Syria. The United States launched the direct assault against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime in response to a chemical weapons attack earlier this...
  • The Preppers Next Door[NYC Region]

    01/26/2013 8:46:01 PM PST · by Theoria · 47 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 27 Jan 2013 | ALAN FEUER
    A couple of weeks ago, on a leisurely Sunday afternoon, 40 people gathered at a church in Washington Heights for a show-and-tell session sponsored by the New York City Preppers Network. One by one, they stood in front of the room and exhibited their “bug-out bags,” meticulously packed receptacles filled with equipment meant to see them through the collapse of civilization. Onto a folding table came a breathtaking array of disaster swag: compasses and iodine pills, hand-cranked radios and solar-powered flashlights, magnesium fire-starters and a fully charged Kindle with digital road maps of the tristate region. Many of the items...
  • Man, 79, disarms intruder with karate chop

    12/04/2012 7:04:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Galveston Daily News ^ | December 4, 2012 | Chris Paschenko
    LEAGUE CITY — With a karate chop to the throat, a 79-year-old resident disarmed a rifle-toting man who was accused by police of being high on bath salts while trying to break into a home. Ervin Brittnacher awoke shortly before 6 a.m. Monday to a racket in front of his house in the 3000 block of McFarland Road, League City police Lt. Bruce Whitten said. “We talked to the homeowner, who said he woke up to a guy banging on the porch,” Whitten said. “It sounded like he was ripping the screen off.” Brittnacher opened the door to see what...
  • Matthew Stein: How Prepared Are You?

    09/09/2012 8:41:10 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 74 replies
    Peak Prosperity ^ | 9/7/12 | Adam Taggart
    There are three big buckets of preparedness. There is stuff you have. There is stuff you know. There are the skills and things you can do. This is also including your mindset. The most important is the skill set, including the mindset. You take that with you wherever you go. A lot of people have plenty of money. By all means, gather stuff. Gather supplies. Store food. Have some beans, Band-Aids and bullets -- the three B's. Beans means your food and supplies. Band-Aids means medical skills and medical knowledge, medical supplies. Bullets means the ability to protect yourself. Again,...
  • The Quick Start Guide for getting prepared

    here’s just no telling when Armageddon will occur, nor is there a date scheduled, yet, for a zombie invasion. However, all this talk lately about the debt ceiling and a looming financial apocalypse has scared a lot of people. Many of them have done very little to prepare and are wondering, “Is it too late?” You’ll know it’s too late when your pantry is empty, right along with grocery store shelves, no water comes from your tap, there’s no electricity, and fifty zombies are coming up your driveway. Until then, you have time to prepare! Here is The Survival Mom’s...
  • The Obama Administration Prepared to Deem Soldiers “Non-Essential” Workers

    04/07/2011 3:06:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | 4/7/11 | John
    Americans may not like wars in the Middle East but they love the men and women who serve in them. If this story is true, and right now it seems to be, then I think Democrats have just destroyed any hope they had of benefiting politically from a government shutdown. Here’s Ace who is reacting to a story at Big Government: Apparently, it is within the executive’s power to define “essential” and “non-essential” personnel during a shutdown; non-essential personnel can be furloughed (or at least not paid until the shutdown is over). But it seems Obama is taking the position...
  • Are you prepared to live on $190 a month when you retire?

    12/08/2010 4:20:42 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 28 replies · 2+ views
    money.cnn.com ^ | December 8, 2010 | Blake Ellis, staff reporter
    Snips from excerpt only website: While most Americans predict they will need a nest egg of $300,000 to live on for 19 years in retirement, the average savings of 50-somethings is only $29,000, which comes out to an income of $190 a month over 20 years assuming a 5% rate of return. Even with Social Security or other sources of income, most people are not going to be able to cover basic needs with such a small amount of money, she added. The survey found that 72% of Americans now expect to work through retirement, with 39% saying they will...
  • Immune system of healthy adults may be better prepared than expected to fight 2009 H1N1 influenza

    11/16/2009 12:23:01 PM PST · by decimon · 9 replies · 560+ views
    WHAT: A new study shows that molecular similarities exist between the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus and other strains of seasonal H1N1 virus that have been circulating in the population since 1988. These results suggest that healthy adults may have a level of protective immune memory that can blunt the severity of infection caused by the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus. The study team was led by Bjoern Peters, Ph.D., and Alessandro Sette, Ph.D., of La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, Calif., grantees of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. The...
  • Freepers have to plan for the day when the internet is disabled or shut down

    03/06/2009 9:40:37 AM PST · by George from New England · 77 replies · 4,496+ views
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    <p>We need to learn of local ham/amateur radio operators and us ham operators need to have a pre-established network with designated frequencies to get our message out and around.</p> <p>Don't wait for the day that either due to martial law or other catastrophic events, our communication paths are severed or greatly blocked.</p>
  • Chemical Incident Response Team Trains to Keep Skills Sharp (BE PREPARED)

    04/19/2008 8:03:19 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 73+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Cpl. Scott McAdam, USMC
    Two Army chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive specialists use their equipment to detect any threats before entering a house in a simulated contamination scenario. The soldiers check all windows and doors for contamination before entering any structure in a contaminated area. Photo by Cpl. Scott McAdam, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Fwd) Public Affairs. AL-ASAD — Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) weapons are all potential threats today’s war fighter could encounter. Fortunately, every branch of the U.S. military has service members charged with protecting the armed forces from these unconventional hazards. To combat these threats, CBRN Marines with Marine...
  • ***The OFFICIAL Weekend Singles Thread*** December 14 -16 - How prepared for Christmas are you?

    12/14/2007 5:20:05 PM PST · by snugs · 175 replies · 487+ views
    14th December 2007 | Snugs
    How prepared are you for Christmas? A lot of singles I know and who live on their own do not really do much for Christmas in the way of decorations or buying any special food etc for Christmas. A lot of them get an invite for the day to spend either with friends or family members and therefore their sole preparation is buying a few gifts for the people likely to be at this event and maybe contributing either monetarily to the host/hostess or taking a few food/drink items on the day. So as a single you think you are...
  • Rudy Giuliani Will Be Prepared For Alien Attack

    10/15/2007 11:53:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies · 90+ views
    liveleak.com ^ | 10-15-2007 | ap
    Sunday, during a town-hall meeting in Exeter, Giuliani assured a young questioner that preparedness will be key for all crises, including those from outer space. "If (there's) something living on another planet and it's bad and it comes over here, what would you do?" a boy asked. Giuliani, grinning, said it was his first question about an intergalactic attack. "Of all the things that can happen in this world, we'll be prepared for that, yes we will. We'll be prepared for anything that happens," said Giuliani, who mayor during the 9/11
  • This hurricane season, Hispanics better prepared

    06/06/2007 2:50:48 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 14 replies · 472+ views
    scrippsnews.com ^ | 06/06/07 | Andres Caballero
    With the 2007 hurricane season formally under way this month, the federal government says it has taken new steps to protect and serve growing Hispanic communities in its path more effectively. Latino organizations are making some special efforts to counter as many as 21 named big winds ranging from Chantal, Dean and Erin to Humberto, Lorenzo and Pablo. Tropical storm Barry set things in motion in the Gulf of Mexico June 1 but never reached hurricane force. Prior to Barry came Andrea, also popular in Spanish, as the first named storm, but she was barely noticed. The season is expected...
  • Casey Says Army Must Be Prepared for ‘Persistent Conflict’

    05/11/2007 5:24:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 437+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 11, 2007 – The U.S. military is involved in a “persistent conflict,” and the Army must be prepared to handle the commitment, the Army chief of staff said today. Gen. George W. Casey Jr. spoke to reporters in the Pentagon today in his first interview since he took the position a month ago, after commanding coalition forces in Iraq for almost three years. “The enemy that has attacked us and we are fighting in places around the world isn’t going to fold up and go home,” he said. “They are going to continue to press us.” Casey...
  • Being a 'Brat' Prepared Professor for Top Job

    04/28/2006 5:26:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 311+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, April 28, 2006 – Mark S. Wrighton was just entering his teen years when the Navy moved his family from Patuxent, Md., to Argentia, Newfoundland. Naval "military brat" Mark S. Wrighton took what he learned from his youth and succeeded in the academic world. The former chemistry professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology is currently the chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis. Photo by Joe Angeles/WUSTL  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. At the time his father was a flight engineer on an extension of the Distant Early Warning Line. The early 1960s Cuban missile crisis was...