You dont need to hoard a ton of
supplies. Simply make sure you have between two
and four weeks of food, housing essentials like
toilet paper, and medicines. Even if you don’t
need a months worth of rice, perhaps a neighbour
will be thankful you were able to help.
As far as food goes, non-perishable
items like pasta, noodles, rice and canned goods
are the best idea. Coronavirus is unlikely to disrupt
our electricity, but for general emergencies like
an earthquake, it’s not a good idea to have
frozen food for emergency readiness. However, in
this case, coronavirus may disrupt your ability
to go to the grocery store, so frozen foods might
be a tastier option to have on hand than another
heap of rice and pasta. Besides, how many cans of
baked beans can you really eat.
The hoarders wiping out store shelves
of toilet paper, water, bread and other items are
hurting their neighbours. They’re also not
logical, since stores have to restock their shelves.
Keep this in mind in case you want something that
Rattled economies go hand-in-hand
with spikes in crime. It’s important to develop
good morale in a community. As
far as enforcement, people can offer to keep watch
for each other, since there will be so many people,
especially kids, at home for a few weeks. The stronger
our neighborhood networks, the less prevalent crime
Lastly, the matter of health is
a concern. You can help yourself by doing what you
can now to boost your immune system. This includes
vitamins and healthy eating. Have those reaction
medications ready, but don’t make a habit
of them, since many of them are simply overdoses
of things like Vitamin C, which aren’t good
for you to take in such high quantities over a long
term. Improving your health
with walks can also step up your immunity.
Remember that this isn’t a
zombie apocalypse waiting to happen, but a medical
concern where the authorities want to reduce the
rate of infection. Their goal is to ensure hospitals
aren’t overwhelmed by swarms of high-risk
patients. We’re all going to be OK, but the
economic ride is about to get bumpy.
The best way through this is with
a level head.