Killer Bugs And Bio Martyr’s – How Likely Is Bio Terror?
What do you think is more likely, a nuclear weapon detonation in the United States or Biological Warfare? Killer bugs and bio martyrs could kill thousands or even millions of people across the globe. If the wrong person were to get recruited by Al Qaeda and created a virus, the consequences could be catastrophic.
These days you can’t even board a plane with a set of toenail clippers that are too large, but if someone was infected with smallpox or some sort of genetically engineered disease the spread could be more far reaching than a nuclear blast and the fallout thereafter. The US government is so worried about smallpox that it has almost 2 million doses of vaccine stockpiled. The scary part is, we would never see it coming.
Microbes Are On Top Of the Food Chain…Not Us
Microbes rule the planet, microbes are the most adaptable things on the planet, and can survive in almost any environment, from up in our atmosphere to the bottom of the ocean have even been found alive in solid rock. Microbes have been around this planet over 3 billion years.
A simple disease that is at first harmless to humans could evolve and mutate into a virus that causes the next pandemic. We can’t even find a cure for the common cold, and as the population grows, sanitation declines and more diseases spread, the odds of one of these strains evolving into a global killer seems to be inevitable.
How possible is a pandemic or biopocalypse?
There have been 3 pandemics in the last 95 years, in 1918, 1957 and 1968. Scientists agree that another pandemic will happen, but just like earthquakes and volcanic eruption, it is impossible to predict.
The fact is, unlike the movies would like us to believe, it is harder to engineer a deadly virus than they lead us to believe, but how far out of the realm of possibility is it? If the wrong person connected to the wrong people could create a killer bug that could take out a 5 million people in a matter of days?
Let’s not forget about Mother Nature, this could be our biggest threat right now because of the population. There are always emerging diseases that we have never heard about and then all of the sudden millions of people are dying. Diseases like AIDS, SARS and H1N1 were unheard of until they popped up and killed million’s of people before we could even figure out what was going on.
How quickly Would It spread?
How quickly a virus spreads depends on the type of pathogen it is and how lethal that strain is to humans. Airborne or aerosol pathogens have the ability to spread with minimal human contact; this would be the most likely pathogen for a biological attack on the United States. Others like a food borne illness can only be spread by eating or touching the contaminated food or animal. Because people can now travel across the ocean in a matter of hours, this makes biological warfare far more efficient than any 1 nuclear weapon made today.
If North Korea were to somehow (however unlikely it may be) happen to get one of their nuclear weapons to land in Denver, near where I live it would kill over 33 thousand people and injure 49 thousand more according to nuclearsecrecy.com (image below). As bad as this is, just imagine that someone landed at Denver International Airport infected with a new deadly strain of the Al Qaeda flu. This would not just spread in one direction upwind, it could spread in all direction and have a domino effect, not to mention everyone on the plane and everyone at the airport going to different states and countries. Something like this could very well take out 90% of the human race.
How You Can Prepare for the Killer Bugs?
On the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website it says:
To help, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Red Cross have teamed up to answer common questions and provide step by step guidance you can take now to protect you and your loved ones.”
Other things you can do are stay up to date on current events – stay up to date and be one step ahead of the game, and then stay away from anyone and everyone you can, have an emergency radio or solar radio just in case there is a grid down situation and have a place to go to isolate yourself away from any of the infected.
Also have the right equipment available and ready to go if the situation arises. Your first aid kit should have supplies like sanitizer, antiseptic and supplies to cover many different sized wounds. And at the risk of looking like the typical “doomsday prepper” you should have some sort of gas mask or high quality medical mask for you and your family.
Were Always One Step Behind
Microbes, and viruses will always be one step ahead of us. They evolve and change at a staggering rate, and we can only try to keep up with that change and react before we get totally taken out by something so small we can’t even see it.
If the wrong person bent on the destruction of the United States was able to start the spread of a virus it could take us down from the inside out. Our economy and trade would suffer and there would not be enough people to work the jobs that we require to live our daily lives. This one doomsday scenario could cause an economic collapse, a grid down situation and a police state all at once. Hopefully you are self sufficient and educated enough to survive this.
This type of situation is exactly why I am trying be become more self-sufficient on a daily basis, this type of scenario is absolutely survivable if you are prepared and educated about how to deal with it.