What is a Pandemic?

What is a Pandemic? Here is the definition from Wester’s online dictionary:

pandemicnounpan·​dem·​ic | \ pan-ˈde-mik  \

Definition of pandemic (Entry 2 of 2)an outbreak of a disease that occurs over a wide geographic area and affects an exceptionally high proportion of the populationa pandemic outbreak of a disease

Nowhere does it say it is a killer virus. Just a widespread one. Have people died so the news says? But doe people die every day from Pneumonia, flue even the common cold? The last one less common but yes. The cold can settle in one’s chest and if they have a bad immune system or bad lungs without proper treatment they can die. So why the panic over this? because it is new. Unknown. Scary as [email protected]#$. But why rush out and buy all the toilet paper and supplies? Why cause fights over it. It is getting downright ridiculous.

The best thing you can do is stay at home, especially if you are sick. I know some of you work and have to get out. I worry for you and hope you are safe. My daughter is one. She cannot afford to take off and though her job has closed down the store she works in is letting her work so they can buy necessities and eat. Some people won’t be so lucky. There will be a lot of areas affected by this. Hopefully, soon it will be over and we can all relax until then. Spend time home with your families. play games, word puzzles, assure your children things will be ok as much as you can.

One of the things you will need is plenty of hand sanitizer so instead of stocking up or if you can’t find a bottle try making your own. https://www.diynatural.com/homemade-hand-sanitizer/ If you can’t find the high content rubbing alcohol go to the liquor store and get some hard grain alcohol the higher proof the better. You may wonder about the Aloe gel but that is an item you should keep on hand for cuts and burns anyways.

I am not advocating running to the store and stocking up on anything. I shop monthly so I have plenty to tide me over if there are shortages ad restrictions. but If you can go get two weeks’ worth of items you need.

A big bag of chicken breast and a big chub of ground beef can make many tasty meals. If you do get sick, you can make soup from either of these or soft items like noodles and dumplings.

Look on the CDC sites of appropriate things to do, what you need, precautions and treaments.

I hope no one gets this mess and big hugs and wishes in these stressful times.

What are you doing to prepare for this state of emergency?

3 thoughts on “What is a Pandemic?

  1. We try to stay prepared. It’s inevitable to forget something I suppose. In a law enforcement family, extra fortitude is required in such times, sadly. Best thoughts to all and hopefully we blunt the peak and turn the corner soon. Best thoughts to you and your family.

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