Always be prepared! Always be prepared! Rene Najera on June 13, 2013 Instagram filter used: Normal View in Instagram ⇒ Like this:Like Loading... Category: Blog Tag: #images, #instagram, #photos, #Pictures, Photography Post navigation Previous: Previous post: One day, my iPhone and notebook will be on display like thisNext: Next post: We can’t handle a utopia Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) 3 Comments Wzrd1 June 14, 2013 at 01:05 I still chuckle, after getting over the instinctive urge to be disgusted over those who take zombies seriously. The chuckle is over the CDC disaster preparedness that used a zombie apocalypse theme. As for zombies here in the real world, there is only me and those like me. Before I shed excess weight, I had a problem with sleep apnea. In the morning, I’d wake up feeling like I had a five star hangover. That wouldn’t be a biggie, save for two factors. One, I don’t get hangovers. If I drink, I hydrate as well. That’s the majority of the hangover. Two, I wasn’t drinking before I’d wake up that way. So, one morning, I staggered to my treatment chest and pulled out the portable pulse oximeter. pO2 at 70% and rising. Question answered. Did a little diet alteration and the problem resolved. Pity that didn’t work for my cholesterol. Especially as I’m that “lucky” 1% that can’t tolerate *any* statin. LikeLike Ren June 14, 2013 at 11:32 Well, it’s not that I — and hopefully anyone — in public health take them seriously. But they do show how a contagion can start something big and bring the whole thing down. I mean, half of europe was taken out with plague, a simple bacterium that lives on fleas in rats. Had H1N1 been more deadly in 2009, we could have easily lost a billion people (20% mortality). Imagine that. One seventh of the world, gone. Just like that. I don’t know if our society would have taken it, especially given the breakdown we see after natural disasters like Katrina and even the “derecho” that his the mid-atlantic last year. People went nuts! LikeLike Wzrd1 June 14, 2013 at 12:26 True enough. Just the thought of a repeat of the 1918 influenza pandemic would be threatening to civilization today. It was bad enough then, with our rapid travel, wealth-poverty disparity and distrust of government in large segments of our population, it could only be far worse. But, we’d get a chance to study encephalitis lethargica in large numbers. LikeLike Comments are closed.