Excellent Pandemic Site

Discussion in 'Survival Medicine' started by melbo, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member


    Pandemic Reference Guides

    Pandemic Influenza

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    Summarized list of documents to print



    This a collection of documents that may be useful in the event of a pandemic. This website is available on a compact disc with all documents predownloaded. This may simplify distribution of important information. Please reproduce this cd freely and give it to anyone who may be interested. Begin by sharing this information with others in your community, workplaces, unions, schools, churches, professional associations, volunteer groups, etc. Contact your state and local Department of Health and share your concerns. Speak with your supermarkets, utility companies and politicians.

    Deadly strains of influenza viruses have spread around the world very quickly. Hundreds of millions of birds and other animals have died in a short amount of time. Most of the people infected with this disease died within a few days. There is no vaccine and there is no cure widely available to the public at this time. Experts predict millions of people could die from the spread of the virus.

    "Any community that fails to prepare with the expectation that the federal government will come to the rescue will be tragically wrong."
    - Secretary Michael Leavitt, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, March 2006

    People need to take responsibility for their own needs. These include food, water, energy, and security. As individuals and communities we need to work together to find the resources to be self sufficient. To survive a disaster it is important to be prepared.

    The most important way to prevent the spread of communicable disease is to wash your hands thoroughly for 15 seconds and dry thoroughly with a disposable paper towel. Always wash your hands before and after touching your face. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. That is how a virus enters the body.

    What is needed is a detailed operational blueprint for how to get a population through one to three years of a pandemic. Such a plan must involve all the key components of society. In the private sector, the plan must coordinate the responses of the medical community, medical suppliers, food providers, and the transportation system. In the government sector, the plan should take into account officials from public health, law enforcement, and emergency management at the international, federal, state, and local levels. It is better to be prepared and not face an emergency than to be caught unprepared.

    You can download the CD version of this website from http://www.pandemicreferenceguides.com/pandemicreferenceguides.iso. This is a 500mb file and will take several hours to download. Save in a directory on your hard drive, burn (copy) the ISO image to a CD using recording software such as Easy CD Creator or Nero.

    Each document has 3 listings.
    1- The title of a document is shown in bold. This links to the pre-downloaded pdf file on the Pandemic Reference Guides CD. This link will not work without the cd.
    2- The name of the publishing organization is linked to their site. There is often additional and more current information avilable online.
    3- The web address URL is provided for use of these pages as an internet website.

    You may want to print some information and put it in a 3 ring binder for reference. Documents which are recommended for printing are marked with a star *. These have been combined into one document in the
    Summarized list of documents to print
    . You may find others useful to print depending on your situation.
    Most files are in Adobe Acrobat’s pdf format. If you do not have that software there is a Windows version under the Associated Programs folder here. There is a feature in version 7 that will read aloud a pdf file if you have a sound card and speakers. You can download a free viewer for other operating systems from … http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2_allversions.html

    Some audio and video files require a media player. Microsoft Windows Media Player will work. If you do not have that, Real Player for Windows is included under the Associated Programs folder here.

    This information is not meant to replace the medical advice of a doctor. If you are ill you are encouraged to consult a licensed physician.

    The documents contained on this website and cd may be copyrighted by their respective owners. They were freely available on the internet. The Pandemic Reference Guides are distributed for education only and not for profit. US Code Title 17, sections 107 and 1309 describe protection of this fair use under copyright law. http://www.copyright.gov/title17/

    Last updated Sept 13, 2006.

    You may contact the author of this site at info@pandemicreferenceguides.com
    Suggestions are welcomed.
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  2. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    phishi, check out 'summarized list of docs to print'
  3. phishi

    phishi Psy-Ops Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    All I did was sneak a peak, but it looks like good, solid material that the average Joe on the street should have access too. I recomend that all of us take a good long look at this stuff, if only to see where the holes in our current preps are. Once I can get my head back above water, I'll be saving and printing off hard copies.

    Might be a good sticky?

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